Keep it moving: Ongoing support
So, you have your policies and procedures in place, all of your staff are on board and you have been out and proactively recruited volunteers with additional support needs.
So what next?
This may be where you need to get creative.
Could YOU volunteer for Chances4Volunteering?
Here at Chances4Volunteering we are recruiting for volunteers.
Get involved in the Forum
Could you help contribute to the website?
Could you update our Twitter feed?
Could you moderate the Forum?
The forum has been up and running for a number of months now and we would really like people to get involved.
If you haven’t already, go on over and take a look. It doesn’t take long to register and start getting involved.
We need to know what YOU want on this site. We would like to provide the resources, advice and information that you want, but we do need feedback to make that happen.
Let us know what you would like to see on this site and we will do our best to make that happen.
What is supported volunteering?
Supported Volunteering refers to schemes where volunteers receive additional support in order to carry out their volunteer roles.
A volunteer may require extra support for a variety of reasons. For instance, they could:
- be lacking in confidence after a long period of unemployment
Get involved in World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2010
- have physical disabilities or health conditions
- have learning disabilities
- have mental health issues
- be homeless
- be striving to break patterns of negative behaviour, such as gambling or drug misuse
- be a non-English speaker
The 10th October 2010 (10/10/10) is World Mental Health Day.
This is a day, celebrated around the world, to talk openly about mental health, raise public awareness and try to challenge some of the stigma and misinformation around mental health conditions.
In the U.K, a number of organizations are organizing events to celebrate.