Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June every year and is a great opportunity to talk about and celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.
This year, Volunteers’ Week is about singing the praises of everyone who gives their time in so many ways.
At Borough Care we’re lucky to have friends and loved ones of our residents, who visit and volunteer their time in our care homes.
Giving time is such an easy thing to do but can make a big difference to people’s lives. Whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 hours, every second of volunteering counts! And, most of all, it can be lots of fun too.
Are you an avid chess player? If so, following a visit with your loved one, could you challenge a resident to a game? Do you enjoy playing the piano? Then organising a sing-along would bring plenty of smiles and lots of cheer to our residents.
Perhaps you love baking? Then offering to bake a cake for one of our home fundraising drives would be a great way to get involved. Fundraising for The Residents’ Fund helps to pay for trips and excursions outside the home, as well as contributing to new facilities, such as Shepley House’s Summer House or Silverdale’s Parisienne Café.
We’d like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers this year, who have carried out such important roles in our homes. From painting a bench in the garden, to playing a game of scrabble, to a conversation over a cuppa, these small acts of kindness make such a valuable contribution.
To find out more about how you can volunteer in the home of your loved one, speak to your home manager.