Thursday 2 June 2016

Emmaus Cambridge Celebrates Volunteers Week

Martin Cambridge Volunteer

Volunteers at Emmaus Cambridge will be thanked for their contribution this week to mark Volunteers’ Week 2016, which runs from 1-12 June.

Emmaus Cambridge has seven regular volunteers working alongside companions in areas such as gardening, bric-a-brac, upcycling furniture, retail and bee-keeping.

Diane Docherty from Emmaus Cambridge said: “We welcome volunteers at Emmaus Cambridge because they bring important skills to our community and help companions to learn and develop new ones.  Our community can be very busy but offers a very rewarding environment in which to volunteer.   We hope that all of our volunteers enjoy their time with us as much as we value their contribution”.

During Volunteers’ Week hundreds of events will be taking place across the country to say thank you to volunteers who give their time and energy throughout the year. Last year more than 750 events took place, from awards ceremonies to tea parties and barbecues. The annual campaign, which was established in 1984, seeks to recognise the work that volunteers do and showcase the varied volunteering opportunities that exist.

This year, as well as thank you events organised by charities, volunteers are being encouraged to share their own stories and motivations on social media using the hashtag #volunteersweek.