Any help or support you can give, will be gratefully received. Just a few hours on a regular basis can make all the difference. Even the distribution of a few leaflets to your local library, doctor's surgery, hospital etc. would help us publicise our charity's work.
There are many ways in which active help in running the charity can be given. There is, inevitably, quite a lot of administration involved and we would like to have a small team of people sharing these small tasks to ease the load.
Other areas where we need more help are our Pen Friend Club and Phone-a-Friend schemes, social media, publicity material, co-ordinating website updates, and so on.
We do need to meet our volunteers, so we always ask people who volunteer for us to initially attend one of our committee meetings, so that you can meet us, and we can meet you. It provides an opportunity to find out what you'd like to do for us, and gives you a chance to make sure you really want to do this before you commit to anything.
Volunteers all provide any support services for the charity from our own homes, but we meet together up to six times a year, usually in Derby as this is a good central point for everyone.
None of our volunteers are paid for their time, but are refunded reasonable expenses.