Danielle

Danielle O’Connell has been appointed as the new Volunteering Development Coordinator for Forward Leeds. Danielle previously worked as a Project Coordinator for the national mental health charity Student Minds, which supports students wishing to volunteer. Prior to that she worked for The Challenge, one of the providers of the National Citizen Service, a personal and…

Volunteer Coordinator Sam Lindley and Area Manager Helen Cook

Forward Leeds have successfully retained their Volunteer Kitemark for another three years. The kitemark is awarded by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) and recognises organisations where volunteers receive a high quality, positive volunteering experience. Forward Leeds Area Manager Helen Cook (above right) said: We’re delighted that the volunteer programme at Forward Leeds has been recognised by…

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…

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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…

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