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Volunteering at Oakwood Hall

Volunteers Week 2024

For Volunteers Week this year we wanted to shine a light on all our amazing volunteers and celebrate their contributions and support across services.

We recently caught up with Peter, who volunteers at Oakwood Hall to learn more about his experience and why volunteering is important to him.

What made you want to volunteer with us?

It (Oakwood Hall) is a gorgeous place and when I retired, I thought it would be a goodtime to get involved. I have heard so many positive things about the group from another volunteer.

How long have you been volunteering?

1 year and 6 months

What does volunteering mean to you?

Enjoy being in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy being with people. It helps give me space to think things through and I enjoy that you can work on your own or as part of a group.

What skills have you learnt from volunteering- how has it helped you?

I have learnt how to identify trees, how to use different gardening tools and learnt more about the environment and wildlife.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of volunteering with Inspire North?

It is safe place to come, friendly and no pressure.

What would you say about the social aspect of volunteering? .

It is a supportive group. One of the most important aspects of volunteering is having the opportunity of getting to know other people. People have had very interesting lives. The group is open minded and supportive.


Oakwood Hall is a dual registered nursing and residential care home for people whose mental health needs cannot be met by other services. You can learn more about Oakwood Hall here

To learn more about volunteering and our latest volunteer vacancies you can visit: www.inspirenorth.co.uk/volunteering