Supporting Volunteers in the community… to make a real difference to the lives of older people

Do you want to give something back to your community and make a real difference to the life of an older person living here?  A new FREE training course is starting in Dursley next month to support volunteers who have a particular interest in working with older peoples’ groups within the community.

Organised by local organisation, World Jungle, the short 6-hour course will run over three Wednesday mornings starting on 18th November from 10am-12noon, in the upstairs meeting room of Dursley Library.  Fiona Campbell from World Jungle who will be leading the training explains:

“This is a really helpful course both for people already volunteering and those who are considering taking on a role.  Working with older people can be hugely rewarding and is a way to make a real difference in the community and to the lives of individuals within it.”

 Volunteering is a way to actively participate in social and community life.   It allows you to explore your interests, use and develop your skills, AND make a positive contribution to the happiness and wellbeing of others.”

The course is part of World Jungle’s ongoing ‘Full of Life’ work, a project promoting health and wellbeing for older people in the local area and combatting issues of loneliness and isolation.  On the training course, volunteers will learn how to help older people maintain their independence in later life and stay active in their community. Topics will include improving health & wellbeing and identifying local services and activities that are relevant to their needs.

The project is supported by funding from the Summerfield Charitable Trust and the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire.  For more information or to reserve a place on the training, please contact Fiona Campbell  at World Jungle on 01453 548880 or 07474 976403, or visit  www.worldjungle.org.uk  .

Full of Life 2015

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