Volunteers are a valued part of our team and are involved at all levels of the project. Volunteering at WHiST gives women the opportunity to develop new skills or to build on existing ones. It can open up routes to training, further education and employment.
What Our Volunteers Think
- â€œI never came out of the house before because of mental health issues and alcohol problems but I feel safe coming here, so I am no longer isolatedâ€.
- â€œI had a trust issue, due to domestic violence. I wanted to make friends but I didnâ€™t know who I could trust. Low self esteem and confidence stops you wanting to go out and meet people. I am able to do these things nowâ€.
- â€œBeing involved keeps me well, makes me feel cared for and supported. If youâ€™re not well when you start [coming to WHiST], it makes you well. When you get well, it keeps you wellâ€.
- I came as a stranger but there was always someone there who could speak to you and be friendly. I never met so many nice people in one place. I was bowled overâ€.
- â€œWhen you live on your own you feel isolated. Coming to WHiST, getting help, making new friends, takes away your isolationâ€.
- â€œThe friendships and groups make you realise the different skills you have and things you can offer. It also makes you more open minded to other people, non judgemental and more acceptingâ€.
Find out more about our volunteers story or download a copy of our Volunteering leaflet 2015 for further information.
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