We have also recently run a 'Venture into Volunteering' course through our training arm, Himilo Training. The course was led by our newly appointed Training Manager Jane and has been a great success. The aim of the course was to help people with their CVs, find out about local volunteering roles and how to apply for them.
Four of the learners gave some fantastic feedback about the course:
"I'm new to Bristol so the course has helped me to find what organisations to get involved with, which will help with my future." - Refat
"I like the course as I wanted to get back into learning. I started volunteering two months ago so this course has come at a great time for me. It's good to hear about other organisations who help people - and if I can help people, I can help myself too."
"It has been useful for new information about where I can go, what I can do, what I can give and what I can get. I am volunteering for a charity shop but I want to do more so I can use my free time well. I am also learning English and IT skills which will help me to get a job."
"Jane has been really good and supportive. I am now aware of what else is out there in Bristol. I am not currently doing any volunteering work but the reason I want to is to gain new skills and get out of the house."