We think we can speak for everyone when we say how uplifting it has been to see the collective outpouring of support in response to the pandemic. Over 750,000 people signed up to support the NHS in England.
The sheer number of willing volunteers has in fact overwhelmed the system; an unprecedented scenario in itself.
It is wonderful that so many people are willing and able to volunteer at the moment while furloughed or working from home. But we must remember that this is not a short-term issue, and as we all begin to go back to work and life gradually returns to normal (whatever that may look like now), we will still need our help.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our academy, and we treat them as such. We care for them, and encourage them to grow personally into their roles. We show a positive work environment, and plenty of gratitude when advertising for volunteers.
If you are thinking about volunteering please call us and have a chat. We have many areas (see flyer above) where we can deploy you.