Ann, co-ordinator at Bingley Contact Centre has told us about her fantastic volunteer team and the practical help from the Do-it website:

“I feel I have to tell you about volunteer team at Bingley Child Contact Centre – they are the most amazing group of volunteers ever!”

“Back in the summer we had so many “clients” wanting to come that I suggested we open another session, on a Saturday morning to help cope. They were all up for it and excited about helping more families.  I explained that I couldn’t expect them to be there every time so I contacted for help.  I had 15 replies wanting to help and I have taken on 7 new volunteers. However Hilary and Bec decided they would come every Saturday to both sessions and a number offered to work the full day once a month. Aren’t they brilliant?”

“Now we run two sessions every Saturday and have trimmed our waiting list down drastically.  When on duty we stay for lunch and put our feet up and generally have a good chat! It is a calmer atmosphere and the children have more space to play. All our ‘clients’ enjoy coming and say we have a wonderful, friendly service.”

Bingley Contact Centre is held at community rooms within Bingley Baptist Church, West Yorkshire and provides a supported contact service to families on alternate Saturdays (10.30am to 12pm, and 2pm to 3.30pm).

“I don’t often brag about our Contact Centre but feel I need to. The Church hall where we hold our sessions let us have it rent free and free tea/coffee. The people really want to help these families and enjoy being part of the team. So ….. a big “Thank you” to the volunteers at Bingley!”

Why not advertise your volunteer vacancies on the ‘Do-it’ website?

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