Volunteers Week: Shay’s volunteering story

Volunteers Week: Shay’s volunteering story

Case studies, News, volunteer
Shay has volunteered at the training centre for around two years, after attending a group there in the past. He had previously helped out with odd jobs like painting and gardening before starting two new voluntary roles last year. “I am a Donations Delivery Driver and also a Donations Sorter,” he tells us, explaining how shifts can vary from a few hours to a full day across the week. These new roles were formed as we saw a surge in generous donations from across the community during the pandemic. “It keeps me occupied and also off the drink. It allows me to give something back as well. Getting out of the house and seeing people, being trusted again and given the chance to do something different has been great. It…
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Volunteers Week: What Volunteering Means to Horton Housing

Volunteers Week: What Volunteering Means to Horton Housing

News, Paul's blog
Horton Housing CEO Paul Gartland discusses the impact volunteers have on the organisation, and what the volunteers and the people they support get out of it. This week marks National Volunteers Week, and whilst our volunteer programmes have run slightly differently during the pandemic, there is no better time to celebrate the fantastic efforts made by our committed and dedicated team. The tireless work of our volunteers helps us to keep delivering and improving the services we provide. Especially over the last 12 months, schemes like Befrienders and Companion Calls have proven to be a crucial way of connecting with the people we support, be that to keep them up to date with latest government advice and restrictions, or simply for a helpful chat and someone being there to listen.…
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