What our volunteers think ...
“When I first started I was shy. When I got to know my colleagues more, I got more motivated and able to grow as a person. The more I attend the centre, the more I feel able to participate my colleagues have built me up and I feel appreciated. I got to know a lot of people in the community. I have learnt about admin and reception work which will help me in the future.”
"I’ve been volunteering at the centre since September 2015, as I want to meet new people and gain experience in Administration duties. I help out with general admin at the front desk a couple of days a week and I also volunteer with the ARC on Fridays. I love volunteering here because of the people you meet and get to know - the staff, the other volunteers and the locals who use the centre, and also because you get a great chance of gaining experience in any role you undertake. It helps to build your confidence too. I would definitely recommend the Whiteinch Centre as a place to volunteer if you’re looking to get more involved in the community."
“I taught percussion to my granddaughter, who is blind, and, whilst making an enquiry at the centre for her, was asked if I would like to join to teach music classes on a voluntary basis. The rest is history as the saying goes!
I mainly teach drums and percussion to people of all ages, but also volunteer with youth work, occasional caretaking duties and with the monthly newsletter. I feel it all helps to encourage local people in achieving skills while promoting fun. Witnessing someone learning from you and acknowledging their achievements is definitely feel good factor and extremely encouraging and in return I receive 100 per cent support and backing from the centre all the way!”
“The Whiteinch Centre is a perfect oasis in the midst of our community. It serves to educate, entertain and inform through it's wide varity of classes, courses and events. A great place to be."