Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire marks Volunteers’ Week 2023.
2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when Sight Support HEY will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK. With this year’s theme of ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ we hope to encourage people to be the change that we want to see and get involved in volunteering in whatever way works for them.
The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole has never been more important.
This Volunteers’ Week Sight Support will be celebrating their 65 volunteers, by hosting a special afternoon tea party complete with musical entertainment.
“Some of our volunteers have been with us for over 18 years while others are fairly new additions to our team,” said Anna Zacharias, Volunteer Coordinator at the charity. “Our volunteers are involved in every aspect of what we do and we simply could not support the thousands of visually impaired people we do without their help. This is our small way of showing our appreciation of their valuable work.”
‘But volunteering is a two-way relationship,” explains Anna “Alongside their contribution to our local communities, volunteers can also benefit tremendously from the experience. From learning new skills, getting back into paid work, improving physical or mental well-being, or simply meeting interesting people and having fun.”
Whatever your interests, whatever your experience, there will probably be a volunteering opportunity with Sight Support HEY that will suit you. Some activities take place outside of “office hours” and you can give as little or as much time as you are able. You can find out more about volunteering roles on Sight Support’s website at https://www.sightsupport.org/support-us/volunteering/.
Whether you simply have some free time and want to “give something back” or are looking for a change of direction and seeking work experience, Sight Support HEY would love to hear from you, so please contact us today. Call us on 01482 342297 or email [email protected].
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