"Volunteering with you for five years motivated me to do my NHS Social Services at college."
"I would feel very confident to make friends with people with learning disabilities in the future."
"Motivated to 'give back'. Enjoy the energy the sessions give the members and volunteers."
"It doesn’t feel like volunteering- it feels like a real friendship."
"I have made some true and impactful friendships that have changed my life."
"On a recent residential it there was such great friendship between members and volunteers. They supported each other to overcome fears and their confidence rocketed. "
"I value the friendships I have made."
"It’s great to see the relationships grow and I look forward to many more memories being made."
"I love seeing the members become more confident and become more comfortable with me."
Being matched with someone similar in age and/or interests within your Branch area. Meeting up regularly for community activities you choose between you such as walks, shopping, going for coffee, sport, sightseeing.
During the pandemic we delivered our service remotely, and we have kept some Zoom and social media contact.
We have social groups for children, young people and adults that meet across the Borders, in Duns, Coldstream, Kelso, Selkirk, Hawick and Peebles, with occasional expeditions or overnight trips. Activities are chosen by group members and typically include arts & crafts, drama, film, cookery, music, movie nights, games and meals out.
Lunchtime groups in Hawick, Duns, Selkirk, Galashiels & Kelso help us reach children who cannot attend our community groups for any reason.