It’s Volunteers’ Week and we spoke to Julie Clarke, one of our volunteers about her role. “I decided to volunteer with Forward Leeds, when a very close friend died and I felt I needed another focus. I’ve experienced mental health issues myself and alcohol issues within my family. Forward Leeds seemed the perfect place to…

Sam Lindley and Dane Gould

Forward Leeds volunteers now have support from two new, experienced Volunteer Coordinators. Sam Lindley and Dane Gould both began their new roles as Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinators in December 2018. Sam has worked in alcohol and drug services for 16 years including time as a Recovery Coordinator with Forward Leeds. Dane has over 30…

Sammi Frestle and Phil Pearce

Young people working with Forward Leeds are choosing their own volunteering project and Leeds organisations will be pitching for their help. The young people have named themselves, Producing Entrepreneurs for the Next Generation (PENG). The team aged 15-18 had been working with Forward Leeds around issues with substances but now want to put their energy…

four men eating

Forward Leeds treat volunteers to a thank you lunch for their hard work Thanks for your help, everyone! Forward Leeds put on a special Christmas lunch for volunteers to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Seated amidst the festive decorations, 14 volunteers enjoyed two courses of dishes ranging from pizzas and calzones to burgers…

We have almost 30 volunteers who contribute many hours of their time every month to supporting Forward Leeds. Our volunteers are key to us delivering an effective and successful service. We have a wide range of volunteer roles being filled by people with a variety of skills and experience from different backgrounds People who spend…

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