We are seeking Community Volunteer mentors for our Active Volunteering Suffolk project. Active Volunteering Suffolk empowers adults with learning disabilities to take up volunteering placements in different work environments such as retail, gardening and hospitality. Community Volunteer Mentors support these individuals to complete skills training, improve their social and work skills and gain work experience … Continued
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We’re delighted to announce that our work with and for young people across Ipswich has been given a boost this month with the arrival of a new youth volunteering project in the area – Positive Futures.
Volunteering Matters took over Christchurch mansion in October 2017 to showcase our volunteering projects running across Suffolk.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Ipswich.
Ipswich Star: WASSUP group wins Crimebeat award for the work against gender based violence.
All local authorities have a statutory duty to provide independent visitors to all children in care (aged 8 – 16+) who would benefit. In Hounslow, London, we’ve been providing an Independent Visitor Service – Hounslow Allies – for over 12 years. We also run Grandmentors in Hounslow. Grandmentors is an intergenerational mentoring programme that matches … Continued
Cole’s life has been turned around by his inspiring Mentor Darren. Read about how they were brought together by our award winning Grandmentors project.
‘Being an active volunteer and from being a Volunteer Manger I recognise how important mental health is and how to be open about it.’
‘It feels to me that I have gone full circle in the volunteering world, by starting as a volunteer and being empowered by the staff there, to becoming a staff member myself and empowering the next generation of volunteers.’
We are very proud to announce that the new Mayor of Ipswich, Jan Parry, has chosen WASSUP and We Are Patrick as her chosen projects to support through her term in office!