This year’s National Volunteer’s Week has been very different for many charities and organisations. Usually, there would be events to attend like Voluntary Action Leicester’s celebration to thank and recruit volunteers. At Life Links we would celebrate by going for a meal to show our gratitude but we have had to be creative this year. Now more than ever, volunteers have adapted in the face of uncertainty and stepped up to adjust their ways of working to meet the need of supporting the community. To celebrate our volunteer’s fantastic work we decided on a Zoom Quiz! Quiz rounds included; general knowledge, information about the volunteers, and the service. It was brilliant to see our volunteering team celebrate virtually!
Shannon, Volunteer Coordinator, said “On behalf of the Life Links Team, I want to say a huge thank you to our volunteers. Throughout the year they show enthusiasm and passion for their role. It is truly inspiring to see a team come together and adapt to the circumstances we are in. We have adapted the way we facilitate peer groups, deliver workshops and general remote working and volunteers have been with us every step of the way. They provide a much needed service and we are very grateful.”
We also asked our volunteers to tell us about their volunteering journeys;