Volunteers’ Week Day 9 — Bunty Bateman

Posted on 9th June 2016 by

Bunty Bateman Community Navigation

Volunteer’s Name: Bunty Bateman

Which Impetus service they volunteer for: Community Navigation

What do they do?

85-year-old Bunty is a volunteer Community Navigator who supports people to take up services and activities they need and want. This can be anything from helping someone get out more and meet new people, to arranging an advocate or advisor. Navigators find and give people the information they need and help them access the right services and groups.

Our longest-standing Community Navigator, Bunty has seen over 100 clients since starting in October 2014. Bunty has always been enthusiastic, dedicated and willing to go above and beyond, and even received a Rotary Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Brighton in December 2015.

The Community Navigation team is recruiting between June-August 2016 to expand its team of Navigators like Bunty. To join the team or find out more, visit: www.bh-impetus.org/navigation

Who do they volunteer with?

Adults with issues around social isolation, mental health, finances, housing and more who need information, advice, guidance and support to access community-based activities and services.

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