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Success for volunteer mentor scheme
A SCHEME helping people with additional needs become volunteers in Wiltshire has been hailed a success.
The Volunteer Centre Wiltshire Mentor Supported Volunteering Project was set up as a pilot project in April last year and as the pilot comes to an end, it has announced that 12 people have been helped into volunteering opportunities.
The aim was for the volunteers to have mentors to help them in their role.
Volunteer Centre Manager Simone Lord said: “We wanted the mentors to use their training provided by Volunteer Centre Wiltshire to increase the skills, confidence, and self-esteem of the people they were mentoring. “We are so pleased that 12 of the mentees have now been placed into volunteering opportunities, something which they never would have done before their interaction with the project.”
As a pilot project with time limited funding the Mentor Supported Volunteering project has now come to end, but Volunteer Centre Wiltshire will now be looking at other ways to support people with additional support needs.
For more information call 0845 521 6224 or go to volunteercentrewiltshire.org.uk.
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