Volunteers are extremely important for charities, and without their support and the donation of their time, we would not be able to achieve as much as we do. To celebrate International Volunteers Day on the 5th December we want to share the story of one of our volunteers, Denise. Denise is one of our children and young people volunteers.
“I have been a volunteer at Swindon Women’s Aid for approximately two and a half years. During this time I have helped in the playroom with the activity sessions, painting, stories, dressing up, games, baking and many other activities. I have also assisted on trips to places like Roves Farm, Soft Play and swimming. I help with the "Guinea Pig Cuddle Club", where the children (and mums) can stroke and groom the guinea pigs; this helps the children to be calm, gentle and caring.
Christmas is always a busy time at the refuge so I like to help, usually wrapping presents, but happy to help in any way I can!
I like to see the children grow in confidence, and feel that by volunteering I am helping them achieve this.”
If you would like to learn more about our volunteering opportunities please check out the volunteering section of the website, or get in touch.