Volunteer Project Can Continue After Winning Funding

Volunteer Project Can Continue After Winning Funding

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:07am 24th August 2016.

Dorset's Volunteer Centre has thrown open its doors for a special day. It's been celebrating after obtaining funding from the Big Lottery for a Community Credit Scheme.

Dorset's Volunteer Centre has thrown open its doors for a special day.

It's been celebrating after obtaining funding from the Big Lottery for a Community Credit Scheme.

It means a project for people living with learning disabilities which allows them to volunteer, will be rolled out across the county over the next four years.

The centre's original base is in Dorchester's Acland Road.

Project Co-ordinator, Siobhan Davies said: "We have felt for a long time that the voluntary sector was being left behind. It's really nice to see this scheme being recognised and being developed. We've done well over the last few years and we continue to do so".

"I work with people with learning difficulties so it's harder to get people into volunteering. They are not sure what to expect so we support and help them through it".

"We've have had people whose confidence has grown. It's all about encouraging people to do things outside their comfort zone."

"My dream is for the scheme to go nationally and every organisation recognising everybody's abilities rather than disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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