A big thank you to our volunteers

Published: 01.06.16

Volunteers' Week is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the wonderful people who volunteer for us and help us in many different ways.
A big thank you to our volunteers

This year Volunteers' Week runs from June 1-12, with a special extension so there's more time to celebrate.

Whether they are hosting support groups, running marathons or stuffing envelopes, our volunteers make a huge difference and they are vital to what we do.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our fantastic volunteers and take some time to celebrate them this week.

Volunteering for us is a great way to support and meet other adoptive families in your area.

It can also be a lot of fun and is a good way to make new friends, as well as learning new skills and gaining valuable work experience.

We are currently calling for volunteers to help us with a range of activities across the organisation. 

Scott Casson-Rennie, senior regional manager for the development team in England, describes some of the work our volunteers help us with.

“Our Adopter Voice initiative has seen a large number of volunteers come forward applying to become Adopter Voice Champions and I have had the opportunity to meet a number of our fantastic volunteers during that time. It is sometimes difficult to comprehend how much work is actually performed within the charity by our army of willing and very able Support Group Coordinators, Adopter Voice Champions and Parent Consultants.

As well as being parents to children who have experienced more in their young lives than they should have, they also give up some of their spare time to support the work that Adoption UK does throughout the country, and of course to ensure that adoptive parents and their children feel supported on a peer level.

A number of Adoption UK staff members are also adoptive parents, who work tirelessly to provide services to our membership and beyond. However, without the commitment of our volunteers, this would not be possible. Our volunteers come from a number of backgrounds and live all around the United Kingdom. We are incredibly grateful for all the effort they put in but we still need help to develop the work that we do."

For more information about volunteering, or to put your name forward, visit our volunteering page.

Here what volunteers say about volunteering for Adoption UK (click the links below):

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