Volunteers’ Week is a national event which takes place each year in June. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of national Volunteers’ Week, the Trust has worked with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) to make June Volunteers’ Month; celebrating the outstanding contribution of volunteers in Rotherham.
Throughout June, the Volunteers Service at the Trust has been hosting a number of events for new and existing volunteers, including special volunteer tea breaks, a fundraising event, a training day for long-term volunteers and a partnership event to promote opportunities available throughout Rotherham. The Trust also welcomed Councillor Mahroof Hussain MBE as a volunteer Welcomer for the afternoon, in support of Voluntary Action Rotherham’s ‘Count me in’ campaign.
Throughout Volunteers’ Month we have also been speaking to a variety staff and volunteers and have put together a special newsletter to show our appreciation and say thank you to Trust volunteers. The newsletter highlights the difference volunteers make for patients and services at the Trust and includes thank you messages from the Chief Executive, Louise Barnett and various other staff members, interviews with current volunteers, new volunteering opportunities and much more!
Click the following link to read our volunteer newsletter: Time to say Thank You!
For more information about volunteering at the Trust, please contact Joanne Farey, Voluntary Services Coordinator on 01709 424329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations now open for Rotherham Community Achievement Awards!
Nominations have opened for the Rotherham Community Achievement Awards. Organised by VAR on behalf of the Rotherham Partnership. The Community Achievement Awards are held annually to celebrate the work of individuals and projects in the voluntary and community sector that have made a significant difference to the communities of Rotherham. Categories include:
- Volunteer - This award recognises someone in Rotherham who has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham in a voluntary capacity.
- Young Volunteer (Under 25) - This award recognises someone in Rotherham, under 25 years of age, who has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham in a voluntary capacity.
- Project -This award recognises a project in Rotherham that has made an outstanding contribution to people and communities in Rotherham.
Nomination Forms will be available from 28th June 2014.
Closing date for nominations is 29th August 2014.
For full details, a nomination form and to see previous winners please view the Community Achievement Awards Page