Step Together Volunteering

Volunteering: Pathway to Changed Lives

WWV are specialists in the use of volunteering to enable marginalised and vulnerable people to take control of their lives and expand their horizons, enhancing well-being, employability and life satisfaction

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1038253)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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Situation

Our programmes focus on ex-offenders; disadvantaged young people; and wounded service personnel. Although backgrounds can be very different, many of the challenges our clients face are similar. These include low self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience; low education/life skills; lack of support mechanisms; lack of motivation; poor communication skills; lack of career path; mental health problems, anxiety and depression; drug and alcohol abuse; and disengagement from community and society.

Solution

Our 1-1 support to clients includes exploration of the individual’s needs, aspirations, abilities and, fundamentally, choice, to ensure that we are matching people with volunteer opportunities in their communities which are going to challenge and stretch them whilst enabling them to grow and flourish. We help people to build self-belief and ability to be self reliant, enabling them to think positively about their futures and take action to change their lives.