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Volunteering in Patchway, Filton and the Stokes

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Volunteer Centre PFS is part of the South Gloucestershire Volunteer Agencies partnership. We work closely with other volunteer agencies in the area to actively promote volunteering in this region.

The Volunteer Centre is accredited by Volunteering England. We provide information, advice and support to:

    • People who would like to volunteer or find out more about volunteering

    • To organisations who use or want to use volunteers

    • To employers (including those in the private sector) who are supporting their employees to volunteer.

We work with the voluntary, community and public sectors, supporting organisations to develop volunteering opportunities and their volunteering programmes.

We encourage community development and help develop good volunteer practices, so that volunteering is open to everyone and is positive and beneficial for all involved.

We are part of the neigbourhood devlopment work for both Patchway anf Filton. 


We believe that volunteering is for everyone and it opens doors to a range of postivie experiences. Here's a personal account of how volunteering has had a positive influence on someone’s life: 

About me - My name is Bhavna with a family name . I am from India and am here to express my volunteering experience during my visit trip in Bristol.
My volunteering experience at Voluteer Centre has taught me so much in such a short period of time – new friends, patience, interest in learning new skills knowledge about so many organisation who dedicatedly work for community. I must say I am really very impressed with the community work over here.
I now have a strong desire to go back to my place and invest my learning to the community where I live.

I am grateful to Caroline Poole  for giving me an opportunity to spend such a wonderful time with Link cookery class. This visit has given me a strong motivation to give more time to volunteering. 

For me, volunteering is a way to be connected with God and feel the inner peace and satisfaction. 
I have been very lucky that I was able to be useful to this beautiful community since 2004. My volunteering journey started in Nepal by visiting Pashupati Old Age Home, a children's shelter home – whose parents were in prison and than in Bangalore with Dream a Dream, a charitable organisation working towards children from a vulnerable background .

Each new volunteering experience has always taught me a positive way to live a life...the opportunity comes as a knock from God to convey a message – its time to give back to the community and have enough power to make a difference !!!
I believe Volunteering introduces a new way to live your life happily. Its an opportunity to create good KARMA in your life account.


 

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