April/May/June 2018 – Assessing the Impact of Volunteering

Cycle club started up again with more people taking part this year as the group was extended to include families of people with disabilities. It offers parents, and siblings the opportunity to participate either as a family or individually. In some weeks there have been more than 22 people out on the cycle track in Stourport.

Five engineers from Zurich Insurance volunteered on “A day-to-make-a-difference” and were helped by supported volunteers and trainees to build a sun shelter at Twigs.

The Project Manager Andrew went on a course hosted by the NCVO, which worked through the toolkit of how to Assess the Impact of Volunteers.

The Foundation ran a “Volunteers Day” to say thank you to everyone who helps make this project a success.

In this quarter its been ‘business as usual’ with promotional events and showing presentations of the possibilities at the Foundation being given. Focus was given to the development of new relationships with organisations that were met at the Disability confident event, in particular to WCC Connect and Steadfast Training, both of whom have now made referrals to the Project.


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