Calling All Volunteer Therapists.Jason Firmager
Calling all Volunteer (and future volunteer!) Therapists –
Have you ever thought about volunteering your beauty/holistic services or maybe you already do? Would you like to meet with like-minded, heart-led therapists to chat about your business, fundraising events, case-studies or just ask questions on how to get involved with local placements in your region? Then read on…
The newly-launched Volunteer Therapist Hub (UK) could be the perfect place to hang out, meet new friends and make a positive change in the world too! The brainchild of Liz Badger, Founder of Face The World, the Hub is already proving to add real value and create quite a buzz – having attracted nearly 200 members in under 3 weeks.
And it’s all free of charge via a members-only facebook group.
Liz says “I realised there was a need for this service – matching therapist volunteers with local demand – over a year ago now. There was no joined up approach, nationally. After putting out some feelers and brainstorming with a wonderful group of my trusted colleagues/contacts, the plan was to create an all singing/dancing website – but sadly funds, time and resources were not on our side! Rather than delay any longer, the facebook group was the perfect “launch pad” for getting things started, proving the need – and hopefully the funds and website will manifest!
“The scope seems endless. The list of possible services and member benefits keeps growing!We of course have the “match-making” at the core of the Hub, though we’d like to start collating case studies where beauty/holistic therapies enhance ‘standard’ medical treatment/recovery – through tosharing events, raising awareness, inspiring stories and articles. It’s of course a great place to therapy swap and make new friendstoo. Who knows, we may also have a “Volunteer of the Month”, newsletter and our own annual conference and guest speakers one day… even arranging CRB/Clearance for therapists so they are ready to go for the organisations that need them.”
Liz’s enthusiasm for the group seems to be justified – in less than 3 weeks there have already been several new volunteers for Look Good, Feel Good, Therapies 4 Forces, local hospices and local events – and it’s growing all the time. She now wants to invite representatives of organisations/end users of the group to join too and post their need.
Want to get involved? Here’s how –
Simply sign into your facebook account and either search for “Volunteer Therapist Hub UK” or follow the direct link given below. Click to join the group – and be prepared to answer a few questions if your professional background isn’t clear from your profile page.
The Hub looks forward to welcoming more new therapists and now end users too. Feel free to contact Liz directly on 0845 544 1555, firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Contact Form below –