Together – You Can Do It! Our New Pilot Volunteer Empowerment Scheme
Annie Woollock leads our pioneering new volunteer empowerment scheme as Bosence Farm Community’s new Volunteer Co-Ordinator.
Many people will know of Annie through her work at Boswyns, where she has been a Key Worker for more than 5 years. We are thrilled that we can continue to benefit from her knowledge and abilities to help volunteers and service users to increase their skills and confidence, as well as making use of her experience of working with volunteers with other charitable organisations, and her qualifications in education and training. She said “I am so excited about the new Volunteer Co-ordinator post; it opens up so many opportunities for both volunteers and clients at Bosence Farm Community”.
The scheme is supported by funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the Duchy Health Charity.
As well as seeking more practical help to support the charity’s services, such as gardening, art and music workshops and driving people to appointments in the area. one of the main purposes behind Bosence Farm Community’s ‘Together – You can do it’ programme is to train volunteers to provide recovery and peer-mentoring support for people with drug and/or alcohol dependency and living with poor mental health. ,
The project will recruit volunteers from both the local community and previous service users to become peer mentors. They will support and mentor clients at Bosence Farm with a range of activities that help to build their confidence and self-esteem, develop their social and practical skills and improve their social integration.
Anyone interested in volunteering with the project can find out more information by clicking on ‘volunteering opportunities, or calling 01736 850006.