ROVTE

Rural Outreach Volunteer Training and Empowerment

An outreach training programme to help build community capacity and skills within rural areas.
ROVTE is taking learning out into the community where qualified tutors deliver a range of FREE City & Guilds courses to enhance qualifications, build confidence and investment in rural communities.
Individuals have achieved qualifications including:
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Levels 1 and 2 in Employability 
  • Non Accredited learning in community subjects

See our Expression of Interest form link
 
As an integral part of the training and achieving a nationally recognised qualification, volunteers are required to undertake a number of hours volunteering within their own rural community.

Volunteeers are expected to support activities in their local community and commit to a minimum of 20 hours volunteer support during their training, in order to achieve their qualifications.
 
Volunteering opportunities allow individuals to share their interests and knowledge through community workshops and events on specific interest areas such as crafts, DIY, beauty therapies, gardening and IT.

For further information contact Emma tel: 01424 423683 ext. 22 email: eturner@fsncharity.co.uk

 


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SuccessES


2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer