Current Volunteering opportunities..
As many of you will know, the main aims of Winslow Big Society Group are to reduce isolation and loneliness, and to get people back outside again, meeting others and feeling better about themselves.
We can only carry out our activities because we have such a dedicated group of volunteers.
If you'd like to find out more and get involved , please either email :
email@example.com or phone on 07508 330750.
WBSG has developed a Risk Assessment for the events that are currently happening including the Winslow Community Car Scheme (WCCS).
We need assistance with the following.
Click below for more details....
Helping and Hosting - Contact Vron Corben 01296 712460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your Memories
Refreshments and Session Leaders - Contact Sue Keane - 01296 713106 or email email@example.com
Walk Leaders and Back Markers - Contact Vron Corben 01296 712460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing for Pleasure
Refreshments and Musicians - Contact Angela Bowe 01296 714678 or email@example.com
Community Car Scheme (Drivers)
Accompaniment service provides a matched, DBS checked volunteer for people who are keen to get outside again, but lacks confidence to do, Volunteers will work with them for 6 weeks building up their confidence to walk again outside. We have had some real successes with the service, as it also builds up a rapport with another person, thereby reducing isolation also. Just call and have a chat for more details.
Pen Pal Service
This is a new service, and is intended for those who feel isolated and maybe housebound, but would like to receive letters from another person about what’s going on, what they are doing etc. It can be a one or two way service. Again the person will be matched with one volunteer, so they can build up a relationship by letter writing. If you’d like to be either a letter writer or a receiver of letters, please contact us on the number below.
Telephone Befriending Service
We now have almost 50 befrienders making regular calls to a dedicated housebound person, to help them feel part of the world outside, and to reduce their isolation. We work with the NHS Patient Support Service on this service, and it has been a truly great success story. Real friendships have been struck, even though the two people never meet. For the befriender, the main criterion is to be a good listener, not a good talker. If you know of anyone isolated who might benefit from a regular cheery phone call , or would like to be that caller, please contact us.
Contact us: 01296 712460 email firstname.lastname@example.org