Today marks the beginning of Volunteers' Week (1st-7th June) and St Oswald’s is proud to be supporting it with our own celebrations.
Volunteers' Week runs for the first week of June and is a national campaign which honours the work that millions of volunteers across the UK undertake. An estimated 125,000 people volunteer in a hospice each year, with 1,200 volunteers supporting St Oswald’s on a regular basis.
St Oswald’s has an exciting week planned to commemorate the occasion, with an awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon to pay a special tribute to some of our longest-serving volunteers, and a special cream tea event on Monday to treat our volunteers.
Christine Ward, Volunteer Services Manager at St Oswald’s, said:
Volunteers Week is one of the most memorable and enjoyable occasions in our calendar. Although we appreciate our volunteers and the huge contribution they make every day of the year, to take some time out with a special week to celebrate our volunteers and to hear their first-hand experiences of how much they enjoy supporting us, is very important to St Oswald’s. Without the vast contribution our volunteers make to us in a variety of different departments, St Oswald’s simply wouldn’t be able to provide the high quality of care that we do.
Please visit our website and social media accounts throughout the week for news items, pictures and videos showing our Volunteers' Week celebrations.
If you would like to use this year’s Volunteers' Week to discover how your skills and time can make a huge impact on St Oswald’s, please click here to explore our current opportunities.