Volunteer befrienders – a crucial part of the work we do

A vital part of the service we offer at Pace is volunteer befriending. Our volunteers are paired with affected parents, usually nearby, and offer a listening, non-judgmental ear. Over the years, we have found this increases resilience and reduces the isolation parents feel. Our befrienders undergo detailed training and have great ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator Mary.

Recently, some of our volunteers have been stepping out of role and doing extraordinary things for our organisation.

One of our volunteers moved to Sudan earlier this year, and yet still continues to support parents remotely.

In May, volunteer Jenny did the Great Manchester run with her sister and raised nearly £500 for our charity. https://twitter.com/PTPC3/status/869493721888419841

On 25th July, volunteer Jean was featured on ‘My Top Ten’ on Bradford Community Radio. She talked about Pace and shared a song written by a victim. You can find her talking about Pace around 35 minutes in: http://podcasts.canstream.co.uk/bcb/index.php?id=35205

We’re so grateful to our volunteers for all their hard work – we simply could not do what we do without them.

You can read more about our volunteering programme here.

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