Volunteering for Phew can be very rewarding. It also really helps us out, and – most importantly – helps the people we support. Who can volunteer? People of all ages and cultural backgrounds. All you need is a genuine liking for people, empathy, patience, a warm personality and a few hours spare.
How can you help as a volunteer?
Supporting somebody (along with at least one of our support workers) for a few hours a week – perhaps to go to a club or pub or football match or day out at the park or shopping. It’s an opportunity for you to share your hobbies with someone with similar interests.
- Helping out at our Open Days, Coffee Mornings, Season Parties (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine, Easter).
- Raising awareness – we need people who are willing to tell others about the work we do and to raise awareness.
- Utilising your personal skills and expertise for the benefit of our guests
- Helping with gardening from weeding to landscaping
- Helping with painting and decorating.
- Helping out in the back office – there is always something to do from filing, typing, creating posters.
- Providing entertainment or Social Activities.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Phew please contact the centre by phone or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students and Work Experience:
Phew recognises the value of training, development and experience and this is encouraged amongst our staff group and we provide excellent opportunities for a wide range of students and offer support to meet the level of achievement expected from the placement areas. Each student has their own named supervisor/mentor and is well supported. Phew welcomes student placements from a number of local Further Education establishments.
NC Social Care
HNC Social Care
HNC Health Care
Work Experience for Senior Pupils
What…. May you ask…. is Phew Membership and how can I become a member?
Membership of Phew (Scotland) entitles the member to receive Annual Reports and Accounts as well as regular newsletters ~ 4 per year. In addition to this the member has input on the future direction of PHEW (Scotland), its policies and services as well as assisting the organisation as a whole in maintaining the high standard of service it provides for its guests.
The advantage to PHEW (Scotland) is that its members allow for a broadening of the Centre’s base and an increase of the pool of people who could be consulted regarding its future.
As a member you will also be entitled to the reduced rates for hairdressing and beauty treatments (see price list).
The annual membership fee is just £5.00 payable by 1st April of each year. However, anyone wishing to join after that date will pay a pro-rata membership fee for the balance of the year. Enquiries and application forms are available from the Administrator on telephone 01698-404051.