WDP celebrated Volunteers’ Week 2019 (1-7 June) to thank our fantastic volunteers for their invaluable time and support they give to our services.
WDP currently has 142 volunteers working across 13 community services.
Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Sargeant, organised two brilliant volunteers’ events at WDP’s R3 service in Redbridge and at Better Lives in Islington.
“We wanted to celebrate all of our volunteers for their dedication, commitment and time, which is one of the best gifts they give to WDP,” said Melanie.
Homemade cakes, sandwiches and hot drinks were provided for volunteers, who had the chance to share their experiences of volunteering for WDP. Certificates were also awarded to attendees to say thank you for their generosity.
Chris, a WDP volunteer in Barnet, explained how volunteering has had an impact on his life.
“I enjoy volunteering immensely. As well as helping other people, I’m also learning more and more about myself.”
Volunteering offers many opportunities and can even help volunteers discover a new passion.
Patrick joined WDP as a volunteer last year and enjoyed it so much, he decided to pursue a career in the field.
“As a volunteer, you’re able to try out lots of different roles and find what suits you. The training at WDP is fantastic and along the way you learn many life skills.”
Patrick is now a full-time member of staff at our New Beginnings service in Brent and is a brilliant example of how volunteering can open up a wealth of opportunities.
WDP is hugely grateful for the support our volunteers provide to our services every single day and will continue to celebrate their passion and hard work.
For more information on volunteering at WDP, please click here.