Celebrating Volunteers’ Week with a HUGE thanks to our WGN volunteers
We are very appreciative of the help we receive from our amazing volunteers. They give their time, enthusiasm and skills to support our services – including delivering our newsletters direct to our members, serving drinks and lunch at our weekly socials, helping out at special events, and even baking delicious cakes for our members to enjoy (photo by Rachel Bywater Photography).
We know how much we value our volunteers, but what do they like about being a Wythenshawe Good Neighbours volunteer? Here’s what two of our volunteers enjoy most about being a WGN volunteer:
Meet Mary – volunteer at our lunches at Northenden Social Club
I’ve been volunteering at the Tuesday lunch in Northenden since the start. I love the session; it cheers me up seeing the members enjoying the food and chatting together. Some only manage to get out once a week and the lunch is something they really look forward to. For others, the lunch is part of their day to get out and about and do some shopping or walking.
It’s a very friendly session. New members are made very welcome and soon make new friends. It’s an added bonus when guests drop in. We’ve had visitors from the NHS, neighbourhood police, charities and local businesses.
Wythenshawe Good Neighbours make such a wonderful and valuable contribution to the community and I’m so pleased to be part of it!
Meet Mark – volunteer driver: delivering newsletters (and festive-cheer boxes) to members
I volunteer for Wythenshawe Good Neighbours because I believe it makes a difference to the elderly and vulnerable. I get self satisfaction knowing I’m making a difference in our community. I also do volunteer work for The Bread and Butter Thing and St Lukes Foodbank, and again, I’m happy making a difference helping out.
Keen to volunteer for Wythenshawe Good Neighbours?
If you (or somebody you know) would like to volunteer for WGN we’d love to hear from you/them. Contact Sam Days, WGN Manager, at our office: 0161 905 3898 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org