Case Studies



Introduction Andrew Hirst, a forensic science student at Kendal College, started his volunteer journey with Helping Hands through volunteering at the Quaker Tapestry Museum; an experience that opened his eyes


“I finished my Masters in January 2023 and I wanted to get more work experience. I live in Cumbria and spent a lot of time on Google, searching for volunteering


Hi, I’m Nicole and I have been volunteering at Tullie House for five months now working with the Curatorial team at Longtown and as a Gallery Engager in the museum.


Patrick volunteers at Kendal Museum. After leaving college he struggled to find a suitable job and his key worker at the job centre directed him to Helping Hands. Originally Patrick


Rick has been volunteering on Art Gene’s allotment in Barrow for around ten weeks. He was referred to the project through social prescribing. The allotment has definitely helped Rick to


Elwyn moved to Ambleside two years ago after he retired, and was keen to get involved in supporting the local community in some way, but wasn’t sure what he wanted

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