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Saying thank you to our volunteers

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve slowly been welcoming back some of our incredible volunteers across the trust. After such a long time away, we know they are so pleased to be back – and what better way to say welcome back, than on Volunteers’ Week this week!

We have over 700 volunteers across the trust, ranging in age from 16 to 92 years old, who between them volunteer for 100,000 hours a year.

During the pandemic, many of our volunteers have been giving up their time to support other initiatives and projects – from the vaccination programme to blood bikes and support groups, our volunteers certainly have been just as busy.

The theme of this year’s Volunteers’ Week is ‘a time to say thanks’, and we have much to be thankful for with so many amazing volunteers at the trust.

There is a staggered approach to our volunteers returning, to make sure everyone is kept safe. The first three groups to return are:

  • the ‘Meet and Greet’ volunteers
  • community volunteers
  • the League of Friends shops volunteers.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering for us, you can find all the information you need, including contact details, on the volunteering page.