Volunteers are absolutely key to the work Catalyst does with the people they work with. There are over 40 volunteers working as counsellors as part of the Reach Out programme, offering over 5000 hours of counselling every year. Volunteers also work as part of the Welcome Project, supporting activities and running the bookshop. We are privileged to have 2 volunteer counsellors who have been involved for over 25 years.
Because we value their contribution, Catalyst has a Volunteer Representative Group, co-ordinated by a volunteer, with a number of representatives who meet regularly to ensure good communication and feedback.
Training, support and supervision are all provided and volunteers are encouraged to strengthen their involvement with Catalyst – a volunteer sits on the Trustee Board, many of our current staff were originally volunteers and we even have members of staff who volunteer in their own time!
Opportunities to volunteer can be explored at Get Involved – Volunteer
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