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BIG THANKS TO THOSE WHO GIVE US THE GIFT OF THEIR SPARE TIME

Posted 01:20PM on Thursday 07 June 2018

 

We’ve said it often and we’ll say it again to mark Volunteers Week 2018 – we couldn’t do the fantastic work we do without the support of those who give up their spare time to help others.

The theme of this year’s Volunteers Week (June 1 – 7) is Volunteering for All. At Positive Futures we certainly live up to that aspiration. We have people ranging from their teens to their 70s – and we are making special efforts to take on more volunteers with a disability.

Our Chief Executive, Agnes Lunny, said: “Volunteering is vitally important, not just to Positive Futures, but to society as a whole. Without volunteers, many charities would be unable to continue their full range of work. We are no exception and I’m forever grateful that people give up their valuable spare time to support us. Indeed, many of our volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty, working extra hours and volunteering for special events.

“Volunteering is, of course, a very rewarding pursuit. Aside from job satisfaction, younger people are able to add it to their CVs while older people find that it adds an important dimension to their social life. Volunteers with a disability have also said it gives them a role in the employment market which they feared might have been lost to them.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers and encourage others to give it a go.”

If you would like to find out more about volunteering, please see the relevant section of this website or contact our Volunteer Co–ordinator, Ruth Mormecha at ruth.mormecha@positive-futures.net.

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