Bereavement in the pandemic

Last year, like so many people, I suffered a bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic. We had to face difficult decisions as a family around shielding and visiting, trying to get the balance right between seeing and supporting my Mum in her final weeks, seeing and...

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We are recruiting

Volunteering in Health is looking for a new Wellbeing Co-ordinator to join its friendly, caring team. Wellbeing Co-ordinators work with clients for around 12 weeks, helping them to set goals that will improve their health and wellbeing, then work to remove any...

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A Muddy Walk

Here in South Devon we are blessed with glorious coast and countryside right on our doorstep. You can often spot members of our team walking or running along the sea wall at sun rise or stomping up the hills on the coast path. In fact, these walking meetings, which...

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Know Your Normal

No, that’s not a typo! At Volunteering in Health, we get to know our clients really well. We get to understand what their “normal” looks like because we see them when they’re well and when they’re not. Many of our clients are elderly and can appear to be confused, but...

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Volunteer Reflection

One of our volunteers, Richard, joined us at the beginning of the pandemic and has shared his experience below: I had “been meaning to get round to” joining Volunteering for Health for some time, and a long travel holiday at the beginning of 2020 gave me time to...

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Fantastic News!!!!

Volunteering in Health is delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  This is the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK; it is considered an MBE for an organisation and is for life.  It is awarded to groups whose...

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Volunteers Week

Every year, in the first week of June, we celebrate Volunteers Week. Over the last 18 months our volunteers have really gone above and beyond to support people in our community who were finding the pandemic difficult – whether emotionally because they were anxious or...

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Cervical Smear – Behind the Blue Curtain

(Warning: This post includes a description of a smear test and colposcopy, so may not be suitable for the squeamish!) A couple of months ago I had my regular cervical screening, where I was congratulated by the nurse for booking it in so quickly after receiving my...

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"I moved to Shaldon and didn't really know anyone. I read about Volunteering in Health in the local paper and thought it would be a good way to meet new people as well as getting involved with and helping my new community. I was right!"

Pauline, Trim Teign Project

"After retiring I wanted to be able to give something back to the community. I really enjoy getting to know all the clients and I'm glad to be able to support them with getting to their appointments safely."

Pete, Volunteer Driver

"I often travel to London to visit my family so I needed a voluntary opportunity that was really flexible. Sue and I have now become great friends and we have a lovely time together."

Basia, Volunteer Befriender

"My befriender is an incredible lady and has made such a happy difference to my life. She has not only become a dear friend but she is also my music teacher (piano) and scrabble partner (she always wins!) and above all she is always consistent and cheery!"

Sue

Get in Touch

 

If you would like to volunteer for us, or if you would like to refer yourself or a loved one for any of our services, please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible

 

Volunteering in Health, Teignmouth Hospital, Mill Lane, Teignmouth TQ14 9BQ

Charity Number

1182615

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