Celebrating our volunteers this Volunteers Week.

Walsingham Support wouldn't be the organisation it is today without the support of our fabulous volunteers. Gemma Davies, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, explains how much of a positive impact our volunteers make.

"Volunteers have been incredibly important to charities such as ours in ‘normal’ times, and also during the pandemic. It has allowed us to get essential PPE, shopping and medication to services in a safe way as well helping to lift the spirits of the people we support, by tending to gardens and providing activities for people to enjoy during lockdown.

Some volunteers have continued to support face-to-face activities post lockdown and have been essential in helping us running Creative Learning sessions in a safe manner. Many activities that were run mostly online have now returned to face-to-face and as we navigate this transition volunteers continue to contribute their expertise and talents.

Volunteering with us is a good idea as it makes a real difference to the people we support and our communities and provides the chance to meet people from a variety of backgrounds, be it face-to-face or from afar.

We know everyone is different. We understand people have different needs. That’s why the volunteering roles we provide are different, too. No matter what your volunteering role is, the time you donate will enable us to ensure we deliver the quality of life people deserve.

We are now actively recruiting volunteer activity buddies to accompany the individuals we support to experience the hobbies and interests that are important to them, whether that be music, arts and crafts, bingo, cinema trips, the list is endless. If you or someone you know would love to spend some time building a new friendship while enjoying a shared interest then please visit our volunteering portal at www.volunteer.walsingham.com and sign up to a volunteering role today."

Two of our amazing volunteers, Andrea and Stephanie, have kindly shared their volunteering journey with Walsingham Support. Click the links below to read more.

Andrea's story

Stephanie's story