Volunteer Academy Blackpool

Volunteer Academy for Parents

The Volunteer Academy offers support, training and opportunities to anyone in Blackpool who is interested in volunteering. The service helps parents develop skills and training so that they feel confident in their own abilities. The academy can help with childcare costs so that parents are available to attend training, and each volunteer is given a personal development plan that is tailored to their individual circumstances.

Faye Morton Community Volunteer

Volunteer and make a difference in Blackpool

Faye Morton |  Local parent and volunteer | Treasurer of Community Voice

“Before I started volunteering I lacked confidence and I would always question myself before I walked into a room. Sometimes I would cancel going to things because I would panic about going somewhere new on my own. After joining the Volunteer Academy I attended the “Build a Better You” programme and slowly my confidence started to improve. I’ve learnt to step outside of my comfort zone and I’ve learnt that I can be amazing if I just trust myself.

“Over the past 12 months I have joined Better Start parent forums, volunteered with the Park Rangers and am Treasurer of Community Voice. I even hosted a Better Start conference last year, and spoke in front of over 300 people!

“I feel like I am making a difference to my community by doing something positive, and I hope that I can lead by example and encourage other parents to become more involved on make their community a better place too.”

If you want to gain new skills and make a difference in Blackpool: email us or call 01253 301004

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