We need your help!
Our charity is expanding rapidly, introducing new services in response to our families’ needs, as well as reaching out to even more local families who so desperately need our help. We can’t do all of this without volunteers like Jemma.
Why did you become a volunteer?
I became a volunteer because I wanted to gain some voluntary experience to enhance my CV and thought that Friends & Families would be a great charity to help. I can fit my volunteering in around my current job and I always really enjoy the opportunities the charity provides.
What experiences/skills have you gained from becoming a volunteer?
Most of all, I have gained confidence from talking to my fellow volunteers as well as members of the public. I am able to talk about the charity and be an ambassador for them and the work that they do. I now know what it is like to volunteer and have gained experience of the charitable sector, especially fundraising. It’s also made me more organised and I love working as part of a team.
What would you say to people thinking about becoming a volunteer?
DO IT! Volunteering is a very rewarding experience that has allowed me to gain more skills as well as meet more people. Most of all, I know that I am making a difference to families with disabled children across Plymouth.
We are seeking volunteers, like Jemma, to help us spread the word about our work and to assist us with our fundraising activities. Opportunities will vary and can range from organising your own fundraising events to sourcing raffle prizes, representing us at events and securing regular givers. This list is not exhaustive – we value your input and creativity and will try to find the best voluntary role for you within our organisation.
Volunteering is an incredible way to give back to your local community. The benefits to you include building new relationships; developing new skills; enhancing existing skills; gaining new experiences; boosting your confidence; the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a real difference to local families, many of whom have described our charity as a lifesaver.