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Thank you, volunteers
By Nick Sinclair - 5 June 2018
Dear Depaul UK volunteers,
Happy Volunteers’ Week 2018! We try to celebrate our volunteers all year round, but this national week is a great excuse to shout even louder about the brilliant work you are doing.
We have some outstanding volunteers at Depaul UK, and I’m always blown away by what you bring to the mission. Your time, your passion, your skills and knowledge; this genuinely makes all the difference.
Our volunteers take on all sorts of roles, but they all contribute to helping us better serve the young people we work with.
Volunteers at our coffee shop in Sherborne House help to train young people with the skills they need to succeed; Nightstop hosts around the country open their homes to people at risk of homelessness, and mentors empower young people to move on to independence.
We asked some young people who have worked with Depaul UK volunteers how they felt about their experience. The responses speak for themselves:
“They are the most positive people we have ever met, never negative. Easy to talk to and always there for support. Kind, loving and friendly.”
“We love sitting down and eating together, it feels like a family unit with people you trust and know. It’s like eating with family.”
“Sophie* is down to earth, I feel really comfortable with her. We can talk about anything. She is easy to get along with, really lovely and she has loads of experience to share.”
“Steven* is funny, a lovely guy you can have a laugh with. He has a good sense of humour and always knows who can help us.”
We are so grateful for your help and support and couldn’t do what we do without you! You bring our values to life and make a massive difference to the lives of so many.
Thank you for everything you do. Please keep up the outstanding work!
Many thanks, Nick Sinclair
Associate Director - Community Engagement
*Pseudonyms have been used