The Gate Charity was founded in 2011 to provide practical help for positive change by operating various projects such as a Soup Pot, Foodbank, Home Starter Pack Project, School Uniform Bank, Community Café, and small peer led social groups. Our services support a variety of people, for example those affected by homelessness, addiction, mental health conditions, social isolation and poverty.
We are looking for volunteers to help promote and operate our social activity group held every Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm. Currently our Knit N Natter group offers members the opportunity to learn how to knit or crochet whilst socialising with others. However, some people who attend the group are not interested in knitting, therefore we introduced Gate Games which operates at the same time as the knitting group, encouraging people to mix with others and to share skills and interests. It would be useful if we could introduce other ideas such as craft work. We are open to ideas to help people overcome social isolation within the community.
We are hoping that new volunteers will bring to our organisation new ideas to introduce to the group as well as getting involved in promoting the activities involved throughout the community.
People skills are essential. It would also be useful if the volunteer is helpful, reliable and an organised individual.