By volunteering just two hours of your time each week, you could have a life-changing impact on those who benefit from the work of Lincolnshire Action Trust.
On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June, the leading offender rehabilitation charity is hosting two open days to welcome new volunteers to its mentoring scheme, which aims to reduce offending and re-offending rates in young people and adults.
The events will take place at Jubilee Church in Grantham from 1.30pm until 7pm on Tuesday 6th June and at The Storehouse in Skegness from 10am until 4pm on Wednesday 7th June. Both events will be hosted by Mentor Co-ordinator Laura Priestly and her colleague Amber Starbuck.
Laura said: “LAT is dedicated to helping offenders and those at risk of offending but we need the support of people from all walks of life from the community.
“The benefits of giving up your time to help others are second to none and apply to both clients and mentors.
“For example, the experience gained by our volunteers has unlocked personal and professional attributes that have helped improve their confidence and even secure jobs.”
Throughout the sessions, Laura and Amber will be available to discuss the opportunities available in the local area, which require a commitment of just two hours per week for at least three months.
“This is so that our mentors are able to form meaningful relationships with clients, enabling both parties to get the most out of the experience,” explained Laura.
“Our mentors do a fantastic job to help people get their lives on track and achieve their goals, but we are always keen to expand the team to better meet the increasing demand from service users.
“If you’re looking for a volunteering opportunity that will make a real difference, we’d love to meet you.”
The events form part of the activities Lincolnshire Action Trust is involved with throughout Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1st June to 7th June every year.
If you're interested, please pop along to either:
Jubilee Church, 5 London Road, Grantham (NG31 6EY) (Tuesday 6th June from 1.30pm until 7pm)
The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness (PE25 1BY) on Wednesday 7th June from 10am until 4pm
Anyone unable to attend but interested in getting involved can contact Laura on 01522 806611 or via firstname.lastname@example.org