30 years of Volunteers’ Week: Celebrating our volunteers at Camphill Blair Drummond!

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1-7 June 2014

To mark Volunteers’ Week 2014, which runs from 1-7 June we wanted to say a massive thank you to all our amazing volunteers!

Volunteers play an integral role in many varied aspects of our lively community and all contribute so much to life at Camphill Blair Drummond from our Co-workers to our befrienders and our Appeal and events volunteers.

We wanted to share some experiences of our volunteers at Camphill Blair Drummond:

“It’s great getting to know the students and all the Co-workers. Every time I go in I am asked to help in different art activities, its one big family”

“There have been many great experiences but there is a great feeling when you walk into the workshop and are given big hugs and a warm welcome from the students”

“I enjoy coming to Camphill and getting to know and befriend the people here”

Community and Resident Involvement Leader Jocelyn Glebocki says:

“We just wanted to say a really big thank you to all our volunteers! Our volunteers make a huge difference to our community, bringing new skills, knowledge, friendship and enthusiasm and making it possible for us all to achieve so much more!”

Speaking about Volunteers’ Week 2014, Justin Davis Smith, director of volunteering at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which coordinates Volunteers’ Week, said:

“Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate volunteers and the incredible contribution they make to our communities. Volunteers are an integral part of our society, and without their dedication, energy and commitment, many of the services we take for granted would simply grind to a halt.

But the magic of volunteering is that it is a two-way relationship. So alongside the contribution to our local communities, volunteers also benefit tremendously from the experience – learning new skills, getting back into paid work, improving physical or mental well-being, or simply meeting interesting people and having fun.

This year we are celebrating 30 Years of Volunteers’ Week and, whilst our focus is always looking forward, it is nice to be able to reflect on the enormous contribution volunteers have made to our communities over more than a quarter of a century and to celebrate their impact.

Please join us in saying thank you to the volunteers who make our society a better place, and in highlighting the many different ways that people can get involved.”

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