Success Stories

Baby Box Volunteer – Lisa’s Story

Read Lisa's story on how Volunteering gave her the confidence to start applying for jobs.
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Zoe smiling and standing in front of a river full of ducks

Overcoming isolation during lockdown

When the VALUES project closed its face-to-face service in March 2020 and moved a lot of their sessions online, Zoe struggled to get online and take part in those sessions.
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A journey into volunteering

I never imagined that I would start volunteering during a worldwide pandemic but that is exactly what happened, and I haven’t looked back…..in fact I am so looking forward to continuing on this journey.
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Raising money for VAL and the WiLL Project

Luke completed the #CalenderClub challenge in a bid to raise money for VAL and the WiLL Project in honour of his father Kevin.
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Building Confidence – Carl’s Story

Work.Live.Leicestershire Project - Tackling unemployment in rural Leicestershire
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Covid-19 Volunteer story – Walking

My experience of Volunteering - Read Joseph's story on how he volunteered to deliver covid-19 tests to doorsteps in Leicester by walking.
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Volunteering in Furlough

COVID-19 Volunteer Story - Furloughed whilst in lockdown, volunteering to help the local community.
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Covid-19 Volunteer story – Befriending

Eve registered to volunteer with VAL at the start of lockdown and has been very active and is always incredibly responsive.
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Alzheimer’s Society – Request for a Volunteer Gardener

The Alzheimer's Society contacted the VAL Helpline to request volunteer support for an elderly gentleman whose family needed help.
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