We rely on the generous support from people who volunteer with us. Without them we simply couldn’t run.
Volunteers have been involved at every level of our work over since we first started. However long you’ve got and whatever your interests, there’s something for everyone.
Perform onstage, sit on the board of directors or take some snaps.
By volunteering with us you are helping to raise awareness of mental health issues and challenge stigma.
Many of our volunteers have a personal interest in mental health and bring with them their knowledge and experience, which is invaluable.
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds particularly those who have experience of using mental health services.
‘Fluid Motion has had such a positive effect on my mental health. I now feel more relaxed and self-assured’
Paul is 47 and lives in Basingstoke. In 2013 he suffered a spinal injury and spent eight months in hospital. When he came out of hospital he couldn’t walk, this had a detrimental effect on his life. He couldn’t return to work in a local factory as that required standing up and physical exertion that was just impossible for him to do now. He felt low and unwell.
In 2014 Paul’s mother had seen a flyer for one of our employability skills and confidence courses and told him to go along and try it out. Paul turned up to the first session in his wheelchair, shy and reserved.
When he left in week ten he was no longer hiding behind his wheelchair, instead he had found the confidence to walk with the use of a stick. Paul said that ‘Fluid Motion has had such a positive effect on my mental health. I now feel more relaxed and self-assured.’ We then gave Paul the chance to volunteer as a course assistant, helping other people in a similar position. He is now volunteering with multiple organisations, building his skills so that he can get back into full time employment.
‘I am so grateful to Fluid Motion for building me back up.’
Chris came to us unemployed and first took part in one of our employability skills and confidence courses as a participant. She had very low self-esteem and felt she wasn’t very good in interview situations. Once she had completed the course she joined our team as a volunteer assistant and worked on several ten and five week courses. This gave Chris the chance to develop new skills as well as be supported in thinking about her next steps.
In 2015 we gave Chris the opportunity to become a paid assistant on our Theatricals project which is a weekly drama group for adults with disabilities in Basingstoke. Chris said of her experience ‘I am so grateful to Fluid Motion for building me back up. I been given a paid role and more responsibilities it’s really pushing and challenging me.’
Chris has gone onto doing further volunteer work, including running leisure clubs for the elderly in care homes.
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We are a not for profit organisation and therefore receive no regular funding for any of the work we do.
We rely on the generous support of like-minded people in order to continue our work on stage and in our local communities
As well as producing our touring productions, each year we work with communities, young people and schools which
engages with around 10,000 people. But we can’t do it without you.
Fluid Motion receives every penny that you donate and you can even sign up for Gift Aid so that we can claim
an extra 25p back for every £1 donated, at no extra cost to you. We appreciate your support.