BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO VOLUNTEERING?
NOW we’re into Autumn and the schools are back, you might be thinking about positive changes to make and things to do with your spare time.
Here is a plea from the Head of Home Start Essex, Nic O’Brien.
“As the CEO of a family support charity that is reliant on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, I would encourage you to consider volunteering.
Recent studies have highlighted the enormous benefits for the individual. Volunteering allows you to support your community, make friends for life, gain new skills and experience and can even help us to live longer.
We know for a fact that we at Home-Start Essex wouldn’t be able to support families in the way we do without our volunteers. During 2017-2018, 210 volunteers have supported 449 families struggling with isolation, mental health difficulties, learning difficulties, illness and child behavioural issues.
There are still many families within Essex that would benefit from our support and our ambition for 2019 is to do even more to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable families in Essex, especially in Harlow.
“We are currently in the process of recruiting bother admin and home-visiting volunteers in Harlow and Epping. If you would like to help us on that journey, we would love to hear from you.
“To find out more about volunteering opportunities and to do something fantastic in 2019, call us on 01245 847 410 or visit home-startessex.org.uk/volunteer
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