Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to the organisation during this year’s Volunteers’ Week.
Taking place from 1st-7th June, Volunteers’ Week thanks volunteers for the time, dedication and value they bring. It is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.
CNTW, a leading provider of mental health and disability services, has over 100 volunteers across its sites. The Trust’s volunteers offer social and therapeutic support to service users, as well as supporting staff in services such as the chaplaincy, corporate teams and arts services. They also provide practical assistance at the hospital shop or as part of gardening and woodwork projects.
Wendy Spratt, Voluntary Services Manager at the Trust, said: “On behalf of the voluntary services team, I would like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers for their patience and support. We look forward to seeing more of our volunteers return, as well as welcoming new recruits across services soon.
“As the Voluntary Services team, we remain very grateful to have the opportunity to be able to work with our staff colleagues and partners in engaging volunteers. We appreciate the valuable support and time staff give us and our volunteers.
“We strive to make the Trust a place where people are positive about volunteering and recognising the impact volunteers can have.”
Volunteering offers many opportunities, allowing people to develop new skills, meet new people and give something back. As well as helping others, volunteering is known to help improve volunteer wellbeing too.