This week is Volunteers’ Week, and we’ve been reflecting on how lucky and grateful we are here at Autism Wessex to all the fantastic individuals who help, care and support our clients and staff day in and day out just because they really, really want to!
This year has looked a little different for many charities; coronavirus has thrown challenges at us left, right and centre and without our dedicated volunteers, a lot of what we usually do to support our service users simply wouldn’t have been able to continue.
Thanks to these wonderful people and many more, our charity has still been able to continue online fundraising, our school has been able to stay open for all of our students and our residential homes and community service are still fully operational and fully staffed for those who need us, now more than ever.
A huge thank you to:
Our fabulous trustees
Our brilliant volunteer school governors
Our tremendous members of volunteer staff
And all of our brilliant staff members who volunteer their spare time to help us
And all the other amazing people who have helped Autism Wessex this year
Parents of Portfield School (POPS)
The team at AFC Bournemouth
Phoenix Digital Media
Dorset Police Cadets
Did you know:
The estimated annual value of volunteers helping UK charities is £22.6bn!
‘Wanting to do good’ is the most common motivation to volunteer. 46% of people said that they volunteer to improve things and help others.
If you’re interested in volunteering for Autism Wessex, please click here to chat with our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen!