Charity calls for volunteer buddies in north of county

A local charity is calling out for volunteer buddies to support fellow volunteers.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18 March, 2019, 11:59
Lisa Wackett

Northumberland CVA’s Supported Volunteering project helps some of the county’s hardest to reach unemployed people to develop the confidence and skills they need to find work.

The scheme is part of The Bridge Project, which is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of their joint Building Better Opportunities Programme.

Northumberland CVA is looking to expand its team of volunteer buddies across north Northumberland to support and accompany individuals undertaking volunteering to improve their confidence and life experiences in order to improve their employability opportunities. Buddies will receive a variety of training including safeguarding, autism awareness, mental health awareness and first aid training.

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Northumberland CVA’s project co-ordinator, Lisa Wackett said: “We have a valued and experienced team of buddies who have been supporting our beneficiaries on their journey for over two years but as the project continues we are seeking more individuals to provide support.

“Buddies can gain new skills and meet new people, as well as having the satisfaction of taking on a new challenge and supporting others who are less confident.”

To find out more, call 01670 858688 or email clair.parker@northumberlandcva.org.uk