Do you have a skill you could share with others?
St Mungo’s Recovery College offers free workshops and training sessions to St Mungo’s clients and staff and also to the wider public at its SE1 base on Rushworth Street. The innovative courses cover a huge range of topics, all chosen and developed by St Mungo’s clients and staff together. For example, this summer term learners can choose from over 50 courses including graphic design and publishing, presentation skills, English and maths support, creative writing, guitar and even knitting. The aim of the College is to offer a route back into learning for people who have left education very early in life, but the courses are also a way for other learners to develop their skills and knowledge about particular topics.
St Mungo’s is looking for people to join their team of volunteer facilitators. If you have some time to give and want to do something to give back to the community this could be a great opportunity to get involved with this new Better Bankside Community Partner and develop your own facilitation and presentation skills at the same time. You could share a skill you use in your professional life, like computing or literacy, or you could impart valuable knowledge you have from out-of-work activities like a musical instrument, arts or craft tuition.
Open enrolment days for St Mungo’s Recovery College take place later this month. Prospective students will be attending to find out more about the courses on offer and sign up for the term ahead and would-be volunteers can find out more about becoming a St Mungo’s facilitator. If you’re interested in finding out more why not pop down to meet the team and see what’s already on offer? The open enrolment sessions are 10am-4pm on 15, 16 and 17 April at 7 Kings Bench Street, SE1.
Please RSVP to Danielle Cohen dc [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Recovery%20College) if you would like to attend. If you are a company or CSR manager interested in a corporate volunteering partnership with the Recovery College then contact Danielle Cohen dc [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Recovery%20College%20-%20corporate) to arrange an informal chat and visit to the enrolment day.