Volunteers’ Week 2020 round-up

That’s a wrap! We’ve come to the end of another amazing Volunteers’ Week. It may have taken on a different format to our usual volunteering fairs and celebrations, however, it was just as memorable! The #TimeToSayThanks theme felt very fitting for both the volunteers who have been present all year round and those who have stepped up to help in the COVID-19 response. What has really been highlighted during the week is how much the organisations we work with appreciate their volunteers – their dedication really does make the world go round! 

Throughout the week we heard different Kingston volunteer stories. Ailsa, who after attending our previous volunteering fair, began volunteering for Kingston Churches Action on Homeless, and now works as their Volunteer Coordinator. For us, it’s so lovely to be able to hear the stories of volunteers that we have placed throughout the year. We also heard how volunteers for Kingston Association for the Blind have adapted in the last few months. Alex, who usually exercises with a visually impaired man every week, has taken to chatting with him regularly, as well as running errands for other members of the KAB community.  

We shared our #TimeToSayThanks video in Kingston – with lots of organisations taking part, including a special message from Ian Thomas, the CEO of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. It was great to see so many faces in the video! 

We also shared a series of blogs on our website on various topics relating to volunteering in the current climate. Check out our Volunteers’ Week blog series for a look back on what we shared throughout the week.

Kingston Stronger Together also had a shout-out on BBC Radio London, thanking local volunteers for their dedication in the last few months. 

So as we say goodbye to Volunteers’ Week 2020, it’s important to recognise the dedication and impact made by volunteers year-round.  Thank you for being a part of Volunteers’ Week!

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