In April the community house held three training sessions for nine new volunteers, who ranged in age from their 20’s through to 70’s. The group included two volunteers from the Maybridge Keystone Centre in Goring.

Some of the topics we cover in our training are quite heavy going but the volunteers made it a joy to do, and all of them said that they had learned a lot and felt far better equipped in their work as volunteers. Sue Brown, project manager

The training covered customer care, child protection, confidentiality, boundaries, personal safety and risk assessment. All nine volunteers passed the training with flying colours and were presented with well-earned certificates.

The community house will be running a further course in June which already has nine people signed up, but they will be holding further training sessions in the future. Any organisations that would like their volunteers to take advantage of this FREE training should contact the Community House team using the details below.