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Volunteers celebration Lunch

Volunteers celebration Lunch

Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS), and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) hosted a lunch to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the volunteers that support NSCP services. Volunteers add huge value to NSCP services by  significantly adding to the positive experiences of our patients and staff.

NSCP have teamed up with VANS who recruit and support volunteers who wish to give something back to the health community in North Somerset by volunteering at NSCP.

Jane Impey, from NSCP, said: “All of our volunteers are invaluable in helping improve the experience of patients. Currently we have volunteers who support our nurses at leg clubs where patients with leg wounds are treated; we have volunteers who provide hand massages to patients; others who run the Little Teapot café in the grounds of our community hospital in Clevedon; and a range of opportunities at the community hospital, from meet and greet to ward assistant roles. We recognise the value that volunteers bring and are constantly looking to expand the range of volunteer opportunities that are on offer.”

“The celebration lunch was our way of saying thank you to our volunteers who do so much to support the quality of care our patients receive.”

Absolutely anyone aged 18 and above is welcome to volunteer for NSCP, whether you are retired, still in work, studying or not working. You don’t need lots of recent work experience, but you will need to be friendly, respectful, reliable, a good communicator and, preferably, be able to commit to a role for a minimum of six months.

Why volunteer?

There are so many reasons:

Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community and aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, it has a number of key benefits for you too -

  • Make a difference: Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Be part of a community: Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills: Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Meet people: volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Take on a challenge: Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Gain confidence: Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it

More details of the roles available and how to apply can be found here on the VANS website.

More information about VANS can be found here.

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