Volunteers’ Week – Supported VolunteeringPosted on 6th June 2014 by Seb Feast
“Better Futures gave me as little or as much support as I required.”
We’ve just published Jason’s Story, written by Danielle (Better Futures Volunteering Coordinator), to the Better Futures stories section. Better Futures has supported Jason to be a volunteer for thirteen weeks, but now our involvement is over and he is doing the role independently.
Jason’s Story is a good example of how Better Futures supports people to find and maintain volunteering opportunities.
It is essential to celebrate the contribution volunteers make to Impetus and to our community this Volunteers’ Week, but we also want to recognise that volunteers are enabled to do what they do by organisations and their services. This includes Better Futures, whose work allows adults with support needs (such as learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, and mental health support needs) to get involved with volunteering. This allows them to gain experience and real skills that will be useful in the future.
You can take a look at Jason’s Story and other Better Futures stories to get a feel for what the service does.