Paralympics 2012: A volunteer’s journey

In this short film, our very own Citizens’ Eye Derby volunteer Debbie talks about her experience of volunteering at the London 2012 Paralympics.  Debbie had a very positive experience as you’ll see and hear.  Being part of the 70,000 Games Makers team was very humbling and rewarding for Debbie, a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

You’ll also hear how the Gamesmakers recruitment team used digital media to interview Debbie for the role (as she was out of the country at the time of interview), something for volunteer-involving organisations to consider perhaps. 

So, sit back, watch the film and share your thoughts in the space below.

If you’d like to find out about volunteering in Derby please contact the Volunteer Centre at Community Action Derby on 01332 346266

Volunteering Works – free training for volunteers in Derby

The Citizens’ Eye Derby team have been helping to raise awareness of a new generic free training workshop for volunteers in Derby. ‘Volunteering Works’ is an introductory level course and is ideal for potential volunteers. The three hour workshop gives potential volunteers an opportunity to learn the following:

An awareness of the value and range of volunteering in Derby

An awareness of the barriers to volunteering (and how to overcome them)

An awareness of the roles and responsibilities whilst volunteering

An understanding of the importance of equal opportunities, data protection and effective communication skills.

Volunteering Works has been developed by Community Action with the support of Derwent Stepping Stones, St James Centre, CSV Derby and Jobs, Education & Training (JET). The course is delivered regularly at Community Action and is free for everyone.

For more information contact Simon Hancox or Kate Richardson at Community Action Derby on 01332 346266.

Take a look at this snappy Volunteering Works prezi presentation here or watch the film below