Volunteers Week Feature – Organisations and their Volunteers
Volunteers Week is our opportunity to give everyone a glimpse into the world of volunteering. Some of the organisations in Dundee who rely on the support of volunteers share with us what they do, how things have changed with the coronavirus outbreak, and how much they appreciate the work of their volunteers.
Dundee Women’s Aid are continuing to provide support to women in recovery at this time and say a special Thank You to their volunteers in their Newsletter.
Home-start manage to stay connected to their client group and are hosting a virtual tea party to say Thanks to their volunteers during Volunteers’ Week. In their newsletter one of their volunteers writes about her experience and those who receive the support of a volunteer say in pictures how important this is to them
Barnardos give us an insight into their work with children and young people and describe how their volunteers are adapting to the changes.
Dundee Community Transport normally provides affordable and accessible transport are on hold at the moment but they have been reaching out to those who would normally use their services to make sure they have essential supplies
Here at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action we have around 300 volunteers of our own who help in about 20 different roles.Too many to mention but include on our Board, Committees and Networks, Award Assessors, Youth Volunteers and of course more recently Community Response volunteers and others helping at the local Community Hubs.
We sent each of our volunteers a Thank You card signed by our Chief Executive. Mostly by email but posted where necessary. The card was one of the resources available to organisations from the Volunteers Week Scotland website.