Company hoping to get volunteers 'Onside' - The Worcester Observer

Company hoping to get volunteers 'Onside'

Worcester Editorial 19th May, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

AN ORGANISATION which offers advocacy, mentoring and befriending services to vulnerable people in Worcestershire who are struggling to cope is seeking volunteers to join its ranks.

Onside wants residents to come forward to support and empower the county’s vulnerable to ensure their voices are heard and their wishes known.

Mentors and befrienders offer a supportive and reliable relationship to individuals who would otherwise be socially isolated.

They visit people in their homes and encourage them to access activities in their local community.

It does not involve any domestic or personal care.

Onside’s volunteer manager Claire Watkins said: “Our volunteers give their time, their passion and enthusiasm, we need continued help from willing volunteers who would enjoy supporting people in their local community.”

Volunteers are ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds they just need to be good listeners and have some time to give.

One volunteer, Elizabeth, said: “If you are thinking about volunteering, I would say ‘do it’.

“It’s a wonderful feeling when you know you’ve helped and made even a small difference to someone else’s life.”

To find out more about volunteering with Onside, email Claire at [email protected] or call her on 01905 27525.

Volunteering can be flexible to fit around people’s lives and circumstances.

Free training (throughout the year) is provided and all expenses paid.

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