Volunteers’ Week 2012
|After the long Bank Holiday weekend our next Roadshow days were at Asda in Charlton and Passey Place in Eltham.Both venues were really busy with lots of people interested in finding out more about how volunteering can benefit them. People out shopping were taking time to stop and find out if and how they can get involved.
The main question seemed to be “What can I do, what type of things can you volunteer for?“ This seems to be the most frequently asked question and the answer is that over the years as volunteering has evolved the types of roles available have increased.
You can volunteer in offices, charity shops, doing outreach work in your community, working with specialised groups, childcare, giving advice in housing issues, supporting roles, advocate roles, environmental roles, sports & health, being a trustee and many many more…
At the end of our roadshow in Eltham, we all rushed back to the office to start preparing for our Volunteers’ Week party.
Over the year Volunteer Centre Greenwich has over 60 volunteers who help with delivering our services and project services. We hold a big party to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and input into our services and to the Borough of Greenwich. The Deputy Mayor opened our party by giving a very inspiring talk about her thoughts about volunteering and talked to all of the volunteers individually to find out what they have been doing and to thank them for their contribution.
Michelle Martin (VCG’s CEO) and Ann Lacey (Chair) also thanked the volunteers and, together with the Deputy Mayor, awarded the volunteers with their certificates of achievement.
Once the certificate awarding was finished – it was time to party, dance, eat and drink and celebrate all the hard work that has taken place over the year!