On Friday 10 September an afternoon tea was held at The Orrell Trust to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our volunteer team.
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at The Orrell Trust. Their energy, enthusiasm, and commitment is crucial to the success of our projects and activities. It is no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t do what we do without their support.
Our team of volunteers work with The Orrell Trust in a rich variety of ways. From supporting our projects with older people, our Jolly Soap Opera Mob, and our work with children and young people, to providing support with admin, tech, and other office activities. Volunteers also make up our board of trustees who give strategic guidance and oversight to all the work of the trust and provide valuable guidance to the staff team.
At this time too it was important to recognise and thank all of our volunteers for their commitment during these months of pandemic. Their flexibility and good will was crucial as our work paused or was transformed during the various stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was thanks to volunteers that we could continue to support our local community with shopping, prescription collection, meal delivery, befriending phone calls, Zoom club gatherings, doorstep visiting during lockdowns, and much more besides.
At our celebration event clients and staff gathered together with our volunteers to thank them for their work. The afternoon tea was preceded by an awards ceremony were every volunteer was thanked and given a certificate of thanks and a wellbeing box in recognition of their work.
Mary Carr, Older Persons Development Officer, said, “from my first day here five years ago I have been amazed by the generosity of volunteers eager to support our work. Your support is precious; I couldn’t do my job without you.”
We are always looking to build our volunteer team. If you have some spare time to give in support of the local community please get in touch.