The Freedom Centre in Barnstaple Is Looking For Volunteers!
10th March 2014
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Are you a student looking for an extra-curricular activity to add to your CV? Are you unemployed and looking to make yourself more attractive to future employers? Can you spare just a few hours a week to help a worthy cause helping those less fortunate than yourself? If the answer to any of these questions is 'YES' then help Freedom Social Projects by volunteering your services.

Volunteering is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun. It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment.

Community volunteering refers to volunteers who work to improve community enhancement efforts in the area in which they live. Neighborhood, church, and community groups play a key role in building strong cities from the neighborhoods up. Supporting these understaffed groups can enable success in a variety of areas, which connect social, environmental, and economic boundaries.

Freedom Social Projects create, develop and manage projects that help to transform people's lives. They achieve this through self-generated initiatives, or associations with community partnerships, statutory bodies and others. Their clients are people living in the local area who suffer from the causes and effects of social exclusion or other life controlling issues.

The Day Centre is the longest established and best known service of Freedom Social Projects. The day centre provides a safe, welcoming, non-judgemental environment where people are accepted no matter what their current situation.

It is a busy thriving environment seeing anywhere between 45-75 people each day. A small team of project workers and volunteers support the clients in a wide range of ways.

In their work, people who are experiencing quite severe problems in their lives can be offered help. They may be in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation, in poor mental or physical health, experiencing breakdown of family or other relationships, or desperate about how they can feed and clothe their children when they don't have enough money. In those circumstances it is easy for people to feel that they are invisible, that they have no voice, that they are overlooked or ignored.

There is some help available, but many have no idea where to look or find it because of the chaotic nature of their problems. That is the gap The Freedom Centre are looking to close in their project. They aim to break through the sense of hopelessness by offering time and attention in a safe, friendly environment. Together they will work through the issues which affect their clients, and ensure they are able to receive the help and support that is available to them.

If you think you can help and volunteer your services then give The Freedom Centre a call on: 01271 321171, call in to see them at: 1 Howard Avenue, Barnstaple, EX32 8QA or email them at:

For more information about the project, visit their website at:

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