A big thanks to the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund for giving us a grant to run a Volunteers Day.
To support our volunteers in their work and to introduce Liberty Choir to new volunteers we ran a day of workshops, training, networking and fun!
Zoe West from HMP High Down covered security aspects as a refresher for regulars and a taster for newbies!, Ross Bell, original Liberty Choir inmate, took us inside the minds of a prisoner and what to look out for when asked simple innocuous questions. We had an excellent trainer from NCVO Val Barritt covering mentoring which is a major part of our volunteers work and Ginny Dougary delivered a workshop on ‘What’s your story’ – how to talk about Liberty Choir and get maximum impact…..all attendees had a great time and we plan to run a yearly Volunteers Day as a thank you for all the support we get.
The event was held at Ravenstone Primary School where South London Choir rehearse every Tuesday evening and for lunch we had Magic Pizza flown in from the nearby Honest Italian in Balham which was very well received by all participants….
Many thanks to Kathy Butcher and Sally Gibbons for supporting Ginny in the What’s Your Story workshop… each participant was given a Certificate of Appreciation signed by Chair of the Board Michael Gove….
We hope to host another open Day in 2019/2020.
Feedback from participants was extremely positive.
‘The mentoring session was excellent. Just the right tone and information. Professionally delivered’
‘Deepened my understanding of what it’s all about’
‘Great facilitator good breakout sessions’