Volunteering for Wellbeing is a Bridges Centre project working in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council (MCC). The project aims to enable people to help others in the community by linking them with volunteering opportunities.
The contribution made by volunteers is now widely recognised and valued as an important element of local provision in Monmouthshire. The assistance of volunteers in helping people to stay independent, active and well can help avoid crisis and premature involvement with statutory support services. Volunteers themselves also report a positive wellbeing benefit as a result of their volunteering activities which they say makes them feel useful and appreciated.
With the support of our Coordinators, volunteers make a valuable contribution to a range of community-based activities and initiatives across the county, working with agencies such as the Museum Service, the Rotary Club, Town and Community Councils, local Housing Associations and voluntary sector organisations such as 'Contact the Elderly'.