Wider Access to Volunteering for Everyone (WAVE)
The WAVE project helps people with additional support needs into volunteering. It equips all beneficiaries with the key skills needed to volunteer successfully in the community and assists them into finding suitable volunteering opportunities.
Who is the WAVE Project for?
The WAVE Project is specifically designed for people with additional support needs and want to volunteer in the community.
These include (although not exclusive to) people who have:
- Mental or physical illness
- Alcohol or drug misuse
- Previous Criminal Convictions
- Refugee or Asylum Seekers
- Long Term Unemployed
- English not as first language
What Support do Volunteers Receive?
Volunteers referred onto the project will have access to:
- Coffee Mornings: This will help them socialise and meet other volunteers, It
will also help them build up support networks
- Training Programme: This specially designed training programme will
equip volunteers with the key skills needed to successfully volunteer in the
- Support Worker: Our support worker can assist volunteers find suitable
placments for them and help them settle in.
What are the benefits of WAVE?
- Develop key skills and gain experience
- Gain Certificates and awards in recgonition for your volunteering
- Be part of the WAVE Team and make new friendships
- Give something back to the community- Be a more active member of the
community and utilise your skills
- Add it to your CV/UCAS Form
- Improve your English
- Develop yourself in a caring and nurturing environment
To find out more information or to make a referral please contact the WAVE Project Team, based at Volunteer Centre Slough at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01753 528 632