Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Henshaws Annual Review 2013-14

The Henshaws Annual Review for 2013-14 is now available to read online!

I'm featured in the volunteering section helping to give an insight into what it's like to be a Henshaws volunteer, why I decided to donate my time to the charity on a weekly basis and what I get out of the opportunities I receive:

Could you support Henshaws by becoming a Volunteer?

Many volunteers, of all ages, give their time to Henshaws. In fact in 2013-14 we had an amazing 232 active volunteers! We wouldn't be able to run our services without them.

We always need volunteers to help across our services in all our centres. We welcome all levels of experience and in return we offer interesting and rewarding activities, a sense of achievement and fun.

Kim is a service user in our Community Services in Manchester. She started volunteering this year and has supported the Marketing team in a whole host of tasks including writing blog posts and press releases, working on social media, talking at events and doing bucket collections.

"Henshaws has been an amazing support to me and I wanted to give something back, to say thank you for giving me my independence. It makes me feel really positive and optimistic about my future and it's always nice to see other people's generosity. It's also been great to learn new skills, which I'm learning all the time as a volunteer!

I really recommend other people get involved. It's so rewarding, you get to meet lots of new, friendly people and experience many exciting opportunities. I've loved being able to use my writing skills to help out but there are so many different ways you can help, from driving, supporting IT classes and doing sports activities, to running social groups and helping out at events. Just get involved!"

To find out more about our current volunteer opportunities call Christine Turner on 01423 541558, e-mail christine.turner@henshaws.org.uk or go to www.henshaws.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

You can read the full Henshaws Annual Review either in PDF or Word formats.