It has been an amazing Volunteers Week and we wanted to do shout out to say a massive thanks to all the volunteers our there!
We value all the work that volunteers do. It’s incredible the positive impact volunteering has on both sides, the volunteer and the recipient.
Just like the Digital Buddies project. We have some fabulous young volunteers who have supported tenants in our sheltered scheme with all things digital from skyping friends and family, shopping online and much more, opening up a whole new world of possibilities! One of the tenant who came along to our Digital Buddies project said, ‘Being part of this project has made me learn things I thought I never would, my sincere thanks to all youngsters for their patience’
Not only do the volunteers get that wonderful feeling that they have helped someone but they have also built friendships and gain skills along the way. ‘As a Digital Buddy, I have been able to gain confidence in talking to people and patience’ – Digital Buddy
This Volunteers Week Saffron has also launched a new charities and volunteering strategy which includes giving all staff a volunteer day! Staff are really excited about this and looking forward to embedding volunteering into the heart of the organization.