Welcome to Volunteering!

Volunteering can be amazing. You make a contribution to your community, help people, learn new skills, broaden your horizons and make friends. Volunteering can be a great way back into work if you’ve not been able to work for a while and it can be great fun.

  • Its good for your health
  • It’s good for your confidence
  • Its good for your well-being

But it can also be daunting and getting started can be the hardest part if you are lacking confidence.

That is why we make support available for people who see the benefits of volunteering but need support with the first steps.

Welcome to Volunteering! offers:

  • Confidence Building sessions
  • Volunteering Skills workshop
  • Volunteer taster sessions
  • Help finding an volunteer role that suits you
  • Help with interviews and application forms and other practical details
  • Support with settling into a volunteering role

Run by friendly and supportive staff, funded by the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund Welcome to Volunteering! is for anyone who feels they need extra support to take up and sustain a volunteering role.

Contact us direct or if applicable ask your support worker to refer you:

Lorraine Yates – 07775 556772 – l.yates@vasws.org.uk

Claire Lane – 07718 479132 – c.lane@vasws.org.uk

Space to Grow

Voluntary Action South West Surrey are delighted to be able to support Space to Grow, a very successful project, by supplying volunteers from our Welcome to Volunteering and Welcome Buddies projects.

Our clients are guaranteed a very warm welcome in a very safe space alongside other people experiencing similar difficulties.

We have noticed real improvements in the health and wellbeing of our clients who attend Space to Grow.

Huge thank you to Corin and his friendly team for all the support and encouragement given to those we refer.

To watch a video about the project, please follow this link: https://youtu.be/f5QqF4APm2U

Lorraine Yates and Claire Lane – Welcome to Volunteering Officers

Denise Graves  – Welcome Buddies