What does it mean to volunteer?
Volunteers play an integral and important part in what we do at LDVG. Our groups and activities are led and supported by our wonderful team of volunteers. Our volunteers take part in relevant training sessions, are offered regular support and have many opportunities to have their opinions listened to. We celebrate our volunteers twice a year to say 'thank you' for the great work that is carried out.
As we grow to meet the needs of the community and our members, so does our need for help. If you can spare some time to answer phones, update our website, create newsletters, help out at our popular lunch clubs, bake, deliver leaflets, put up posters or even run a class, just get in touch with us. We are always happy to have an extra pair of hands to help and you would be made very welcome. We are always looking for volunteers with specialist skills. So, if you feel you have something to offer please get in touch!
What does it mean to be a volunteer?
Some of our volunteers are also active members of our groups. For example we have lunch club helpers who are also keen members of the walking group and exercise classes. One of our volunteers says:
“I retired recently and I had a fairly demanding job. I felt that I just wanted to relax. However, a year later I realised that I was fed up watching daytime television and was beginning to get a bit depressed. I am now a volunteer with LDVG and also a member of two of the groups. As well as putting back something into my community, I am also benefiting myself, and feel happier.”