Review of January to March 2021

What a start to 2021! We were all geared up to get stuck back in after the Christmas break, but then many of us found ourselves once more juggling home-working with home schooling as Lockdown 3 hit! Once again the resilience of our team, and the tools that we use to...

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A post-Covid Volunteering in Health

As we begin to return to normal, we want to ensure that we learn from the experiences of the past year to make positive changes to how we all work, for the benefit of our own wellbeing as well as our clients’. In March 2020, like so many others, we had to suddenly...

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Pam’s story

In the voluntary sector we are infamous for not having much hard data about what we do, but instead having hundreds of lovely stories to illustrate how we help people.  We are always working on ways to bring together some more black and white facts and figures, but we...

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Our Trustees

At Volunteering in Health we have a team of nine trustees, each bringing different skills, knowledge and experience to the charity. The role of the trustees is to ensure that the charity is sticking to its original aims, behaving responsibly and with integrity, and is...

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Gratitude Journalling

Below our Support Worker, Julie, shares how learning to practice gratitude each day has helped her, and how you can give it a go yourself. One of the most AMAZING tools we use on the HOPE course is GRATITUDE. When people first walk through the doors they may feel that...

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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

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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

 

Teignmouth Hospital, Mill Lane, Teignmouth TQ14 9BQ

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