We’re a team of passionate support workers, leaders, coordinators and volunteers.
Helen Carlin, CEO
Ann Logan, Head of Residential Services
Tracey Stewart, Volunteering Coordinator
Declan McKiernan, Team Leader Thorntree
Our Board of Directors
Peter Freer, Director
Kristy Docherty, Director
Dawn Dickson, Director
Ann Nolan, Director
Susan Groat, Director
Wendy Sneddon, Director
We have over 40 volunteers working with CARDS (Community Alcohol Related Damage Service). More will be featured on the website soon, they are just a bit camera shy!
A senior volunteer’s role description should in my mind incorporate:
- being a good listener
- full of encouragement
- flexibility with suggestions for ways forward
- supportive of ideas and thoughts
- negotiate a different path when deemed necessary
Reading over my wee poem (written a year or so ago) I feel it says what I basically think for all volunteers in varying degrees!
V a vital, valuable and varied venture
O organised, open minded, open ended observations and to facilitate optimum ‘opporchancities’!
L liaison and linked learning for a legacy
U unburden to be understood and upbeat
N negotiate and navigate needs to nurture
T thoughtful and thought provoking tangible timescale tonic
E empower expectations to equip and enrich
E enthusiastically and energetically engage, educate and encourage
R respect, realistic, resourceful and REWARDINGEllie Yule