During 2019, 26 individuals both Maltese and foreign, provided voluntary services to Sharing Lives, a service within Agenzija Sapport. To recognise such contribution, an event was held recently by Agenzija Sapport in appreciation of these volunteers and their work from which service users of Sharing Lives benefit from.
Thanks to these volunteers together with the employees of Agenzija Sapport, 78 persons with disabilities benefitted from this service. A number of events were organised throughout the year, ranging from rugby, BBQs, fishing, and concert and national event attendances such as Rockestra, Isle of MTV and Military Tattoo. This year there was also an increase in collaborations with organisations such as Noah’s Ark, Youtheme Foundation, YMCA, Agenzija Sedqa and Brian’s Foundation.
Sharing Lives is a service aimed to increase the opportunity of social interactions and activities for persons with disability especially for persons with disabilities who have limited or no social network. In the past weeks the service has also been extended to Gozo.
Presently the Agency is receiving applications for volunteers interested in joining the Sharing Lives team. Those students, professionals, organisations from both Malta and Gozo, wishing to volunteer some of their time to create events/activities for persons with disabilities with Sharing Lives can contact Agenzija Sapport on 2256 8000. Training, supervision and support will be provided to volunteers for their own personal growth. Students in post-secondary educational institutions as well as University students may apply to carry out voluntary work and/or a placement within the service. A certificate is given to those who offer 30 hours or more to this service.
More information may be found on the Agency’s website www.sapport.gov.mt as well from following our social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter).