Get involved Volunteer Volunteers have their say Verbal was delighted to welcome a cohort of volunteers to a meeting on May 9. Open agenda We wanted to hear what volunteers had to say about their roles and assignments. There was some fantastic feedback from volunteers on their groups and 1-1s. We were particularly interested to hear ideas about ongoing volunteer support, including training. Communication With so many new initiatives at Verbal, it can be difficult to keep everyone up to speed with everything that is going on. The new Verbal website is a resource with a dedicated space for volunteers and their interests. However, the group stressed the importance of face-to-face meetings. Social contact and peer support are essential elements of the volunteer role. Training The group recognised that their time is a precious resource. We agreed that we should meet bi-monthly and, if possible, include an element of ongoing training in that meeting. Volunteer celebration - save the date Volunteers' week is Verbal's opportunity to say 'Thank You' to our volunteers. This year's celebration will be on June 6 from 12 noon until 13.30, here at the Verbal Arts Centre. We hope to see you all there!