It was volunteering week the first week in June. Within Trawden Forest we are very fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers, from people volunteering for a few hours a week at the community shop, volunteering at the many events held at the community centre, to people being on subcommittees or Trustees
Without these volunteers, Trawden Forest CIO would be unable to reach out to as many people as it does.
There are a variety of reasons why people volunteer, for some its because they want to make a difference to the place they live, to help other people, to support a cause important to them, or the organisation they support has a special place in their heart.
Like all charities, Trawden Forest CIO cannot operate without precious volunteers (keep up the good work everyone!)
It is crucial that we continue to recruit new volunteers across all age groups, peer to peer recommendation and word of mouth communication is the most effective way of finding recruits. 94% of charities rely on this method; existing volunteers can do a lot to help a charity just by spreading the word.
So if you know anyone who would like to join our fantastic band of volunteers, but is perhaps a bit shy or hesitant, why not invite them to enjoy a coffee in the community area of the cafe, I’m sure the volunteers will be more than happy to chat with them, we are after all an amiable bunch. There are so many opportunities for fun and friendship; the rewards of volunteering are immeasurable.
Volunteering contributes significantly to our charity; we rely on volunteers to provide the services. We also understand that it is not a one-way street. We work to ensure there is a benefit to the volunteers
Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Quote from whatCharity Big Volunteering Survey 2019
“We are very fortunate to have some very committed and hard-working volunteers who have been with us for quite a few years. Volunteering isn’t just about giving your time for someone or something else – you will walk away a more fulfilled person too, with a stronger sense of community and identity.”