Local charities speak out in celebration of volunteers
Each year in June, Volunteers Week sees charities around the UK celebrating the contribution made by their volunteers and helpers.
Because of this, June is a fantastic month to talk about volunteering in all its diversity and thank the people who give up their time.
Two Bristol charities who will be celebrating their volunteers this month are Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham, and Home Start Bristol, both of whom rely on the work of volunteers to support very different generations in the city.
Jules Appleby, a marketing consultant to charities, says: “Where Abbeyfield welcomes volunteers to spend time with its older residents and accompany them on trips or appointments, Home Start Bristol’s volunteers work with struggling families and young children. There are loads of ways to get involved and both charities are looking for volunteers from all backgrounds who can help in a variety of ways.”
To become a Home Start Bristol Trustee, or volunteer to work with families, go to www.homestartbristol.org.uk. Alternatively, Abbeyfield would love to talk to you if you’d like to see how you could help in one of its five retirement houses. To find out more call 0117 973 6997.