Our volunteers receive training and mentoring, and participate in debriefs and evaluation alongside our actor-pedagogues. All of our volunteers have disclosure checks.
My experience as a volunteer with Licketyspit is one of the most remarkable experiences, as the sessions invests in the future through enhancing children’s imagination and creativity.
Doing this has made realise how much I like being with children, even though I’m an adult, doing these kinds of things I feel I can be more myself.
You are very kind it is making me more relaxed. You are connecting with me, you are making conversation so I feel fine.
It just helps everybody to connect and to see myself as a child. It’s something that’s helping with the bonding with my children. It’s usually very difficult…[and this] it goes a long way to help the bonding.
I feel free. With the dressing up, you can’t do that all the time but I feel I can be myself.
That time we spend outside means a lot to me and I’m sure it does to other parents too.
I am feeling better because if I think I am doing some useful things I am feeling much better and during the session meeting some new people and absorbing their changing, week by week. And week by week mothers are talking more, they know me and ask how are you. It is good, I think they feel better too.
Get in touch if you would like to volunteer with us!
Email Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 353 3850 for more information.
Meet our Volunteers!
Boatemaa was also interviewed by our funder The National Lottery Community Fund about her experience as a Mum and Volunteer at Licketyspit. Read the interview here.