Lisburn woman is honoured by Barnardo’s NI

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Linda Greer from Lisburn who volunteers with Barnardo’s NI was recently recognised for her role during Volunteer Week 2015.

She was presented with a certificate of acknowledgement for her time and dedication to the charity’s School Based Intervention Service which is based across a number of schools in the Lisburn area.

Linda helps deliver the Incredible Years programme which promotes parenting confidence and parent/child relationships.

Barnardo’s NI Assistant Director Stephanie Kernohan said: “We are so proud of our volunteers, the work they do and the time they commit. Having dedicated volunteers helps us reach more children and deliver quality services. Linda’s role within the early intervention programme Incredible Years includes supporting parents with parenting skills and helping children become ready for the transition to school.

Having volunteers enriches the service we deliver and I was delighted to recognise her commitment during Volunteer’s Week.”

Volunteers with Barnardo’s can take on a range of roles from befriending, to supporting young people with disabilities to administration to literacy support. Volunteers are also needed for our shops and to help us fundraise.

For more information about volunteering contact Grainne Maginnis T: 028 9067 2366 or email grainne.maginnis@barnardos.org.uk or visit www.barnardos.org.uk