As part of the project volunteer community leaders receive training, help and support to be able to help their groups and communities around cost-of-living.
Our first volunteer training session was organised to be held in June at Springwell. We were joined by those interested in becoming community volunteers for Open Arms, to discuss the roles and what community volunteering entails. Other people expressed interest in attending the session too, but owing to other commitments were unable to attend. We therefore hope to run further sessions during the year. The session was fun and interactive with plenty of opportunity to discuss personal experiences of being a volunteer, or being helped by a volunteer, and what impact this support can have on people. We also covered information about the project and what it hopes to achieve, as well as sharing some stories of the people we have helped already.
We are looking forward to welcoming the volunteers at our sessions soon.