Our Workskills members wanted to get involved and give back to their local community, so we created the Community Friends programme. This gives our members a valuable opportunity to serve their local community whilst bringing a wealth of experience and skills to local projects.
This enables our members to:
- Provide volunteer labour for local Community projects
- Make regular visits to residential homes to ‘befriend’ isolated individuals
- Run a weekly disability club for those with a learning disability who live in residential homes
- Run weekly lunch clubs for older people
You can contact us to find out how About with Friends can assist you with a local community project, event or club.
When do we do it
Most of our befriending visits and clubs take place during weekdays but most fairs and festivals are at weekends. Our teams are happy to respond to any request and will be as flexible and accommodating as possible.
What does it cost
Most of our community work is voluntary but when there is weekend work for festivals etc. we would expect our costs to be covered for transport, staff support and for any other ‘out of pocket’ expenses. These costs would be discussed and agreed on an individual event basis.