Wellbeing Volunteers Complete Their Training

January 24, 2019

A group of community spirited residents are one step closer to becoming volunteers with Witton Lodge Community Association.

On Tuesday the dedicated eight completed their training under the tutelage of Wellbeing officer Fauzia Begum and volunteer co-ordinator Paul Tse.

During their inductions, held over two weeks, they learned about different volunteer opportunities at Witton Lodge and our values and ethos. They completed in-house training on safeguarding, effective listening and communication skills, equality and diversity, professional boundaries and many more.

“The group was very focussed during their induction training and showed great enthusiasm for the role of wellbeing volunteer” said Fauzia.

“Developing your own skills while helping others to lead happy and productive lives is such a rewarding and valuable experience.”

Lisa Carter, from Perry Common, was one of the eight who took part in the training.

“I decided to become a wellbeing volunteer to improve my employability and meet new people,” she said.

“I found the training to be very engaging and it really opened my eyes, I learned a lot. The other candidates were so friendly, we all enjoyed the experience together.”

We value everyone at Witton Lodge, so if anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer with us please call 0121 382 1930.

Photo: Some of our new wellbeing volunteers pictured at the end of their training with Fauzia, Paul and fellow wellbeing officer Rebecca Craddock looking on.