The Volunteer Centre was very thorough and the information/advice/support that I was given was great. I am working in their office and love it.
My volunteer experience enabled me to practice my Microsoft Office skills and increased my confidence, which helped me to learn new skills and return to work. I appreciated being consulted on how to assist with change and enjoyed working within a very upbeat fantastic office team.
Dear Donna, I’m writing on behalf of the Bishampton Gardening Club to say a big thank you for hiring us the bus for our Open Gardens last Sunday. It makes a huge difference to have some transport and all the visitors who used it were very appreciative.
I was delighted to meet Annie your volunteer driver and we are very grateful to her for giving up a large part of the Sunday to drive the bus. Everyone I spoke to said she was so helpful and reliable. We were delighted with the number of people who visited the gardens on a very hot day! Although we don’t have all the final figures in yet we should be able to make generous donations to our charities. Once again many thanks for your help and we look forward to receiving your bill in due course.
I retired at 67 in December 2015 and was determined to keep active. I visited the Volunteer Centre at Pershore and they made me very welcome. In an interview, the advisor gained background info from me and offered eight written ‘job descriptions’ which helped me decide. I selected Age UK and their Home from Hospital Service.
This is for people just discharged after an operation who need help at home. They receive a weekly visit (two hours) for six weeks. The roles carried out could be shopping, cleaning, trips to outpatients/pharmacy etc. I received excellent training from Age UK and all my fuel paid. All in all, very rewarding and the Clients were genuinely very grateful. I have since taken on another volunteering role as a Trustee. I strongly recommend volunteering to get you out and about and active, in a worthwhile way.
Thank you so much for your assistance, I do not know how I would manage without your support.
Once again, we are very appreciative of the work you and your volunteers do.
At the initial interview, the Volunteer Centre adviser was great, providing information about all the possible opportunities she thought would match my interests. My details were passed to my chosen organisation and, although I was advised that it might take a few days before they would call me, the referral process exceeded my expectations as the manager called me almost the same day and we got a date arranged to meet up right away. I am delighted with my new volunteering role.
As a community organisation, we value the amazing range of skills offered by volunteers recruited through the Volunteer Centre’s bespoke service. Together they promote our ethos, support the wellbeing of our clients and muck-in at events!
I cannot thank you enough for making our trip such a lovely occasion and look forward to using your services again very soon.
It was a pleasure to meet the volunteer recruitment team to talk through suitable opportunities. Together, we narrowed it down to roles offered by five organisations and I was given the chance to visit each before making a decision. This is a super service.