Volunteers needed as new girlguide groups open in Knowle West
Following the success of new Rainbow and Brownie groups at Connaught Oasis Community Hub – Girlguiding is on the lookout for more volunteers.

The 1st Connaught Rainbow (for girls aged 5 to 7) and Brownie (age 7-10) groups meet on Tuesday evenings and offer local girls “a safe space” where they can get involved with the community and grow in confidence.

Volunteer Carolyn Moore said: “…Every week, after a Rainbows meeting, I feel I have accomplished something great. We’ve got lots of exciting activities and games planned with the girls.”

For more information about volunteering please contact Viki Gardiner on viki@ggswe.org.uk
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Volunteers needed to help with adult reading
Read Easy South Bristol – which provides free one-to-one coaching for adults who struggle to read in the local area – is looking for volunteers.

New readers meet with their coaches twice a week for half an hour at a time. They work together through the manual ‘Yes we can read.”

Anyone who would like to volunteer or who needs support should contact:
Alison Watt, 07922654688 alison@readeasy.org.uk
or Rica Newbery, 07554 117763 ricanewkem@gmail.com

Home-Start Bristol needs volunteers to support local families

Home-Start Bristol (HSB) Scheme Manager Beverley Symonds said: “Bristol is a vibrant, family-friendly city but we are supporting more families where poor mental health is stopping them enjoying what is on their doorstep.

“We are tackling this by matching families with parent volunteers who understand the challenges of family life and work alongside parents to help them overcome their problems. Mental health issues, including post-natal depression, can impact on families wherever they live.”

Home-Start Bristol has supported more than 150 families over the last 12 months. Volunteers complete a 36 hour accredited training course prior to being matched with a family and have the opportunity to gain a qualification.

For more information about HSB or to become a volunteer visit their website www.homestart.org.uk or ring 0117 950 1170.

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