Meet Shaun: “I was looking for voluntary work and I had been sent to Voluntary Action Leeds. They suggested I contact Leeds Irish Health & Homes (LIHH). I had a look at their website and liked what I saw.
Funded by the Cabinet Office through the Big Lottery Fund for 1 year. Future funding of the post will be dependent on the success of the project.
Meet Tao Tao is from Nanjing just outside Shanghai in China. Tao is here studying Public Relations in Leeds University and found out about volunteering in the university paper. Tao said
There is little doubt that we would be able to do what we do without our volunteers, so an opportunity to say a big ‘THANKYOU’ during Volunteers Week (1st – 12th June) is too good to miss.
Thanks for everything that you and Leeds Irish Health and Homes have done for me – it’s been a genuinely life changing experience! Everyone has been so warm and kind, and I’ve always felt very valued. I’d recommend volunteering with you to anyone, and particularly people who have been jaded by their day jobs!
Housing is important, yet you do more then that you give people like me and Paddy a chance to do something without feeling like we will be judged. A community that Leeds Irish Health and Homes have set up and run touches individuals.