Come volunteer in County Durham!
Here at Wellbeing for Life, we are currently seeking volunteers to help with everything from weight management sessions (Eatwise) to physical activity and to admin.

We decided to interview our Volunteer Officer Bill Oxbrough to get more information about volunteering!

What tasks are given to volunteers?
There’s a wide range of tasks that can be given to volunteers, usually in support of our front-line staff. That could be in a group setting where they help set the group up and prepare for sessions, help with the activities in the sessions and support clients doing or completing paperwork. We will see what volunteers want to do at the start and develop a training plan for our volunteers to follow from there.

What are the benefits of volunteering?
Well, the benefits of volunteering are as many as the reasons people volunteer. Some people have spare time and want to do something meaningful, and some people have had successful careers and want to give something back. For others, it’s about connecting and wanting to meet a new group of people.

How will volunteering help others?
Volunteering massively helps other people, for example, it helps us with our delivery and it also helps you. It helps break down things like social isolation and helps you to connect with other people. It also helps other people to achieve their goals and potentially go down the volunteering route!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected] to get more information or to join our volunteering program.

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Upcoming events

East Durham

Artworks

Wednesday 01 February

12.30pm-4pm

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

 

Eatwise

Thursday 02 February

1pm-3pm

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

South West Durham

Eatwise

Wednesday 01 February

10:00am - 12:00pm

Dean Bank Institute, St Cuthbert’s Terrace, Ferryhill County Durham. DL17 8PP

Eatwise

Wednesday 01 February

10:00am - 12:00pm

Foundations Building, 51 – 55 Church Street, Shildon, County Durham. DL4 1DX

North Durham

Eatwise & Exercise – Wednesdays – Stanley

Wednesday 01 February

18:00 to 20:00

The Venue, Community Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley, County Durham DH9 6AH

Cooking on a Budget – Wednesdays – Middleton-in-Teesdale

Wednesday 01 February

6:30pm - 8:00pm

UTASS
9-11 Chapel Row
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Co. Durham
DL12 0SN

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Our client experience

"Lisa is a much happier, confident person now. She is enjoying going out to places with support staff."

"Elizabeth lost just over half a stone while working with myself. This in turn increased her confidence."

"I have found the sessions to be helpful, informative and educational, delivered in a manner that I would more expect from a well-intentioned friend than a health trainer."

Andy, Ferryhill

"Angela achieved a number of healthy lifestyle changes as well as some significant weight loss."

"I would wholeheartedly recommend the Wellbeing for Life Service to anyone to refocus one’s life in a positive way."

Steve, 46, Seaham

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