Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have been able to enhance the VV programme to include a full training and development programme for all our new and existing Volunteer Visitors.
It’s an exciting time for volunteers to join the programme, with many opportunities available to make connections, join a thriving volunteer community and receive support and training in their role. We are recruiting volunteers on an ongoing basis and are keen to hear from any experienced amputees who would like to help support other amputees through 1:1 peer support.
Who are our new Volunteer Visitors?
Our volunteers are amputees of two or more years and are happy to share their experience of limb loss, supporting individuals either pre- or post-amputation. All our volunteers have one thing in common – the desire to support fellow amputees in their rehabilitation and limb loss journey.
All our Volunteer Visitors are members of the Limbless Association, and therefore have a good awareness of the many services and events we offer to the amputee community.
Each Volunteer Visitor brings their unique experience and perspective to the role and has completed a thorough recruitment and training process. Now, as they embark upon providing all-important peer support through their role, our volunteers will also benefit from further developing their skills through an exciting 6-month training programme.
We’d like to say a big thank you and welcome to our fantastic volunteers who have already shown such dedication and commitment to the VV programme.
How to find out more about becoming a volunteer?
We regularly advertise on our social media platforms, in our StepForward Magazine, and through our LA newsletter. To become a Volunteer Visitor, you must be over 18yrs old, at least two years post-amputation, and willing to listen to and support fellow amputees. You can find out more about becoming a Volunteer Visitor here or by contacting us at VolunteerVisitor@limbless-association.org