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2023 Volunteer Celebration

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Celebrating our Volunteers Achievements

The Lighthouse Project’s held its inaugural Volunteer Award Ceremony last week at the Norton Grange and our patron Steve Coogan made a surprise visit to present all the attendees with a volunteer achievement certificate. Steve’s appearance was a closely guarded secret, and it was part of an array of treats and surprises that we had

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My time here has been invaluable – Liz

When I first started volunteering at The Lighthouse Project, I had been out of work for 5 years. I felt I wanted to get back into work but was nervous and lacking in confidence. I thought that volunteering was a good way of developing my skills, getting experience of the working environment and giving me

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Merville – Lovely environment very friendly

The Lighthouse Project is a lovely environment, staff and team are very friendly and caring. I settled in very well when I did my health and social care work experience placement. All the service users are treated with respect and are provided with care and support that meets up to their needs. I will definitely

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Saahira – Enjoyed my time here

I enjoyed my time here on my work experience placement. The staff and team are all very nice and friendly. The Lighthouse Project is a great place for people to come for help and I think that it is a really good place for people to come and interact. Will definitely come again – Saahira

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Sue – I’m so grateful

I am so grateful to Pam and Carl for taking me on as a volunteer. I have made some lovely friends, and met a lot of interesting people from all walks of life. Carole the receptionist has always made me feel so welcome; also it has been a privilege to meet Peter who does our

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Esther – an amazing experience

I have volunteered at the Lighthouse Project for two months. Working here has been a really amazing experience and have given me some much needed confidence to progress to other, paid opportunities. I think that the biggest reason I have enjoyed it so much is because the Lighthouse Project is so welcoming, encouraging and friendly.

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Volunteer Mildred celebrates 90th Birthday

Congratulations and Happy 90th Birthday Mildred has been a volunteer at the Lighthouse Project for over three years. She started visiting with her friend and they learnt to use computers together, Mildred is one of our oldest learners, and after that she enjoyed herself at the Lighthouse so much that she offered to help behind

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Carl & Pam get Assessed – Qualification success!

Assessors Training Success Pam Semp (Centre Manager), and Carl Roach (Development Manager) at the Lighthouse Project have been studying to be Assessors of Vocational achievement so that we can hopefully help more people with getting accredited training, and last month they found out that they had been successful in passing their Ascentis Level 3 certificate.

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Volunteer Mildred celebrates 90th Birthday

Congratulations and Happy 90th Birthday Mildred has been a volunteer at the Lighthouse Project for over three years. She started visiting with her friend and they learnt to use computers together, Mildred is one of our oldest learners, and after that she enjoyed herself at the Lighthouse so much that she offered to help behind

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Carl & Pam get Assessed – Qualification success!

Assessors Training Success Pam Semp (Centre Manager), and Carl Roach (Development Manager) at the Lighthouse Project have been studying to be Assessors of Vocational achievement so that we can hopefully help more people with getting accredited training, and last month they found out that they had been successful in passing their Ascentis Level 3 certificate.

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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

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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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