Volunteer Stories

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

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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

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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

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Wendy – people are really friendly

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Karl – I love my work

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Tim – it encourages people

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because…  it is a warm and welcoming environment and the people are nice. It encourages people to develop their skills and make new friends, and gain confidence. It helps you to gain experience for getting back into work. Tim Feenan

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Dave Melia – giving is good

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I like helping people and it keeps my knowledge of what’s going on locally up to date. It’s also fun being part of a great team, ‘giving is good!’ Dave Melia

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Ken Rolfe – loves helping people

Having retired from work after 49 years as a professional person, I love the opportunity of training and encouraging people to develop their own skills using computer programs. Over the last few years many of the attendees have gone on to obtain new jobs with the confidence they have achieved. Two people have since written books and one is

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Eileen – a privilige to be invovled

I like volunteering at the Lighthouse because… I feel it offers a great service to the people of Middleton. It is a privilege to be involved, even in a small way. My hobby is card making, at the Lighthouse I have opportunities to share this with others as I run weekly card-making classes with some

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Kin and Rose – Health Chat qualified!

Several of the Lighthouse Project volunteers attended the Health Chats training that was hosted in the Centre in November 2012. Kin and Rose were two of those who successfully passed the course and received their training certificate. On the course they learnt how to: Help local people to improve their lifestyle? How to help others

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Our very own ‘Games Maker’ – Tony

It was a summer of sport an Olympic challenges that was set to inspire a generation. The invitation to take part in supporting the London 2012 Olympic games didn’t go unnoticed by one of our regular volunteers – Tony Delamere, who took up the challenge and offered his services to the event. Tony enjoyed supporting

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Lighthouse Project goes to school

Well done Les – A+ for effort Volunteer Les Griffiths visited St Michael’s C of E school to share about the work of the Lighthouse Project during their recent Harvest School Assembly.

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