Tagged with: Volunteering Stories

  • The Local CLAPA Community

    5 Jun 2016

    To us, volunteering isn’t just about what people can do to help CLAPA and their local cleft community, it’s about making sure that you get just as much out of it as you put in. We want our volunteers to learn new skills, grow their confidence, and make friends and connections with people all across the country. This is what Sian from Caerphilly did when she joined the South Wales Branch.

  • Volunteering at a Residential Weekend

    4 Jun 2016

    "I came to CLAPA with no prior experience of clefts, only facts from university textbooks. I had written my dissertation on the prevalence, assessment, treatment and the effects of clefts, but I had never seen one with my own eyes."

  • #VolunteersWeek does #FundraisingFriday

    3 Jun 2016

    It’s #FundraisingFriday, and today for Volunteers Week we’re looking at the North East and Cumbria Branch which is the newest addition to our Branch Network. The Branch is chaired by Lucy Stothard who first organised a Sponsored Walk in Newcastle in 2014.

  • Volunteering with CLAPA Devon & Cornwall

    2 Jun 2016

    Two parents of older children born with a cleft tell their volunteering stories for National Volunteers Week 2016.

  • National Volunteers Week

    1 Jun 2016

    June 1-12 is National Volunteers Week, celebrating the people that allow charities like CLAPA to keep working hard all over the UK.

  • Volunteer Awards 2015: The Winners!

    25 Nov 2015

    As a small charity, CLAPA is hugely grateful to all of our amazing volunteers for their support and for the second year running we were delighted to hold our Volunteer Awards to formally recognise the contribution made by our volunteers all around the UK.

  • My Volunteer Story: Danielle

    18 Nov 2015

    My name is Danielle Keohane and I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Sounds like a confession I suppose! I'm not going to pretend I'm completely happy and proud of my cleft, but I'm no longer shamed of it, which has got to be a good thing!

  • How Volunteering Works

    3 Nov 2015

  • Volunteer Stories

    3 Nov 2015

  • My Volunteer Story: Ruth Helstrip

    17 Nov 2013

    I decided that I didn't want Will to be labelled as a child with a cleft lip and palate and therefore chose not to get involved in any way. All that changed in September 2012 when I received the latest CLAPA magazine. Inside was an interesting feature on the Young People's Council which CLAPA runs.