Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1 – 7 June every year, and is ‘a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK’.
We have a brilliant team of loyal Volunteers who support our services, bringing a wide variety of skills, experiences and personalities to their roles, so we always ensure we celebrate Volunteers’ Week with them.
To mark the event this year, we got together at Stockport Masonic Guild Hall. Our Volunteers said it was a relaxing, positive, informal and enjoyable afternoon of celebration; it was a great turn-out, allowing Volunteers the chance to meet each other (and staff/Trustees) if they hadn’t before, find out more about the ways other Volunteers were are involved with the service, and to mingle over refreshments and food.
Because of substantial changes that came into effect recently within our charity, the event allowed us to receive feedback and ideas from Volunteers, to further update them on developments and future plans, as well as celebrating their vital contributions.
These changes mean we are going to be more reliant on Volunteers than ever – “we couldn’t exist without you”, said Shirley, our Chair of Trustees.
We no longer have a Volunteer Coordinator so are now taking a team approach to supporting and coordinating our Volunteer team, and we are currently looking for new Volunteers. So if you might be interested in finding out more information, potentially getting involved and joining the team, why not contact us to have a chat about how you might be able to help?
A huge thanks go out to all our Volunteers past and present, and especially to our current team who have stuck with us and helped us remain positive and hopeful during this challenging time of transition.