It was a group of volunteers who had the vision and determination to create Bridges, and now it has grown, it is volunteers who continue to be the driving force behind our organisation.
The goodwill of individuals never ceases to amaze me and we never take it for granted. There is always something to be done, and we're grateful for the commitment & enthusiasm of all our volunteers, past, present, and future. Heather Vincent - Project Lead, Community Connections
Some of the ways volunteers can get involved at Bridges include:
- Working with the elderly
- Committee work
Take a look at two volunteering projects we support:
Community Connections Befriending Scheme
Please note: None of these roles replace salaried employees. They are much needed enhancements to the quality of the service that Bridges delivers.
Just a few hours of your time can really make a difference.
Read below how it changed Angie's life:
I started in Bridges when I had a period of quietness in my life after giving up my previous jobs at a mortgage company and as a home carer, to take care of my then ill mother. After a very brave battle she passed away. I wanted to get out of the house and spend time with other people whilst hopefully contributing something back. I've been working on a Tuesday in Social Circles with Ann and I fully enjoyed meeting the older generation and all the volunteers; it certainly upped my social life, what with trips out, social meals over the Christmas period, quizzes and bingo, it’s been a lot of fun. Then Thursday/Friday on Reception, where Laura kindly took me under her wing and showed me the ropes in Reception duties which I haven’t done for many years. On Thursday afternoons I put my dancing hat on and join Georgie and the gang for the integrated Tea Dance, where I help out with teas and biscuits and also fit in a dance or two. I also helped out at the very successful Murder Mystery night and have been able to knit small items for Bridges’ charity. I’ve enjoyed a wide variety of experiences and can only say thank you to the generous group of people at Bridges who have made this a wonderful time for me.