Bexley voice volunteer and trustee information
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED
AND JOIN OUR TEAM?
Bexley Voice is run by volunteer parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities living in Bexley. We always need and appreciate any support you are able to offer.
Many thanks to all who help with the running of our charity. Without this support Bexley Voice cannot reach the families in Bexley who need us.
So why not join the BV team today by completing the on-line form below and help make a difference!
Our volunteers 'thank you' frames and certificates.
At Bexley Voice, we have a range of ways you can get involved. Volunteers are given an induction and a range of expenses cab be reimbursed.
At our 2016 AGM, a story was read out about how a small boy made a difference. This could be you!
The Starfish Story: one small step towards changing the world
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.
As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out,
“Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves. When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach! I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean.
Then he turned to the old man, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
Adapted from ‘The Star Thrower’, by Loren Eiseley
If you would like to offer your support, please complete the on-line volunteer application form.
We have many roles available, depending on the skills and time you have to offer. We need support with the following activities:
~ School Visit organisation and Delivery
~ Representing our membership as a BV Parent Rep at meetings
~ General Administration/proof reading documents
~ Supporting parent/carers at our Tea and Talk Drop ins
~ Strategic direction and oversight of the Charity.
~ And many more!
Together we can all make a difference....