The 1st-7th June is this year’s volunteer week.
I say thank you to my volunteers at every opportunity and I am sincerely grateful for every second of time they give.
However, Volunteers give so much more than ‘time’.
I have spent most of the last 6 months working on a voluntary basis so I really understand the passion that drives volunteering.
Volunteering comes in many forms, from helping set up tables and chairs, having a cuppa with someone whose feeling lonely to providing expert advice.
I am not going to name (and shame) all of my wonderful volunteers, they know who they are and they aren’t doing this for the recognition. This year I have had volunteers help me;
– Set up events
– Make hot drinks
– Provide comfort to people in need
– Chat to our attendees
– Share skills to enhance someone else’s
– Provide feedback on how we can keep improving
– Provide expert advice on things like website design and business models
– Share experiences to help others build confidence and know they are not alone
– Share our posts on social media
– Deliver leaflets
– Spread the word
– Write blogs
– Clean up events (Including washing up)
– Provide encouragement
– the list goes on…
So you see, volunteers give so much more than ‘time’ they are a critical part of your community and without them businesses like Creatful would not be able to function.
Creatful has achieved way more than I imagined it could in the past six months and It would not have been possible without our volunteers.
Once again I say a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers for everything they give to help us continue to bring people together through creativity.
I invite people of all ages and abilities to volunteer with us so if you are interested, get in touch.
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