“Every Saturday morning we run a course for local people to get out on their mountain bikes, try and get them out using the environment, using their bikes, getting their skills levels up on bikes, mostly aimed at young people”.
“It’s fantastic! We get quite a good turn out and the kids are loving it! Initially, I wanted to get involved as I am new to the area and I wanted to get out and meet people”.
“I enjoy spending time with youngsters, try teaching them skills, particularly on bikes, plus the fact it gets me out and about every Saturday morning! So it’s a motivator!”
“Met loads of people from the area, teachers from the school, youngsters from the area”.
“I’m working as well. I work in Design and Technology. This is my main hobby basically, so when I’m not working, I’m usually out on the bike – so I just thought I’d try and combine the two really!”
“I will probably continue with this but I may look into other volunteering areas as well - I’m into outdoor pursuits generally, so I’ll look into that too”.
“It’s been absolutely fantastic! It’s so rewarding… brilliant!”
“I’ve helped HPV out (As a volunteer) with Hope Valley College Music Festival. I helped prepare stalls and marketing. I helped set out displays and the marquee. I talked to young people, handing out free gifts and trying to get people into volunteering”
“I attended training in Castleton as a (Volunteer) training facilitator and as a Personal Assistant to two visually impaired women. It was great! I got plenty of experience, some new skills and a free lunch! I will definitely recommend volunteering”
“It’s great and you get to meet lots of new people. Gain new skills and new experiences!”
“I have enjoyed volunteering with High Peak Volunteering, they made me feel very appreciated, and everyone was really nice and very encouraging!”
“I’ve been told about various other opportunities – including one about IT training and also about VInvolved”.
“I love it, you feel like your helping and putting a bit back to the community”.
“I found the celebration event at Losehill Hall very useful. Volunteers need to know they are valued…. It helps. It boosts morale, nice for volunteers to get together with others and discuss what volunteering they do with the different groups they volunteer with”.