Volunteer Stories

Amie – A great placement

A great placement Amie, who lives in Middleton,  came to spend a couple of weeks at the Lighthouse Project in September on a volunteer placement as part of her Health and Social care course. She spend time doing different jobs and roles, spending time on reception, behind the coffee bar, helping visitors learn computer skills, …

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Adam – Summer at the Lighthouse

Getting stuck in for the summer Volunteer Adam returned to the Lighthouse to spend a glorious summer helping others to improve their lives by learning new skills and looking for work. Adam is a law graduate and after finishing his course he wanted to spend some of his summer helping at the Lighthouse Project whilst …

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Les – Giving something back

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I can give something back to the community that I live in and help people to learn skills that they can use in every day life. I also like meeting people of all backgrounds. Les Griffiths – June 2013

Volunteer off to China – Kin

Leaving for the Far East We gave a big send off this week to one of our volunteers, Kin Cheang, who is going back to China to try and find work. Kin who has been a regular volunteer here at the Lighthouse has loved her work helping to keep our database in order. She said …

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Kin – a good place for helping people

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I like to meet different people, I really appreciate the Lighthouse Project as it has provided me with a very good place for helping people and given me the chance to do volunteer work. I enjoy my time and the work I do at the Lighthouse Project. thank …

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Janet – it gives me confidence

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I enjoy meeting people and it gives me confidence in being able to deal with the public, both talking and helping with any issues regarding computers. Janet Ruddlesdin

Mary – a very informative place

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… The folks here are very friendly, both the staff and visitors, and I love helping people. The Lighthouse Project is a very informative place, it has so much to offer. I have learned so much since I started to volunteer and I will be very sad to leave …

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Colleen – a listening ear

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… It gives me a great opportunity to share my skills with others and to help people with support or just to provide a listening ear. It also provides me with valuable experience in working with the community and a charitable organisation which is an area that I hope …

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Peter – painting for pleasure

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I like to help people become better at what they enjoy doing, and encouraging them to try new things and techniques. Peter Baker

Jackie – meeting people

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… it is good to get out and meet people and to give back something to society. I enjoy what I do helping with the cleaning and everyone is friendly at the Lighthouse. Jackie Edwards