The majority of our members are involved in community support (‘helping those in need’) projects and our schools programme.
Our primary development model for the community services is based on the vision of having a patient volunteers group in every surgery. We also have many volunteer drivers groups and provide excellent support to help improve the quality of life of care home residents, including the provision of ‘keeping active’ musical sessions.
Volunteering in schools with RSVP is one way to share skills and knowledge with the next generation and to make a valuable contribution to pupils’ development. Opportunities exist in BANES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
In primary schools the most common support is on a one to one basis helping individual children with their reading. Listening to pupils read is time consuming for class teachers and schools welcome the involvement of other adults to help those taking their first steps in reading or to support others who need extra practice.
We have included other examples of our other excellent projects and we are always open to new ideas and activities not yet covered.