Volunteers Week 2016
Did you know that London has been awarded the title of ‘European Volunteering Capital 2016’ after competing against 10 other cities? If that’s not enough it’s also National Volunteers Week.
Over 21 million people volunteer at least once a year in the UK. Assisting with the work of charities, schools and local community services to improve people’s lives.
In Blenheim, we have over 70 volunteers in a variety of roles encouraging service users to make lasting changes in their lives.
National Volunteers Week is an opportunity to highlight the role and contributions made by volunteers and say a huge ‘thank you’. To celebrate those who dedicate their time, energy and skills in supporting others.
It also highlights social action occurring, raises social awareness and inspires others to take action. Volunteering contributes to building an inclusive community in which we live, work and play.
To celebrate we will be posting blogs from our volunteers and sharing celebration events across our services.
As Blenheim’s central volunteer coordinator I would like to say thank you to all our volunteers, you really do make a difference.
Deborah Forster, Blenheim Volunteer Coordinator
If you are interested in volunteering with us you can find out more information about the opportunities and training available here.