Volunteers’ Week 2017 round up

Volunteers Week 1

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) gave us an opportunity to formally celebrate the wonderful work our volunteers do all year round.

Volunteers play an important role in our organisation, allowing us to enrich the care we provide to patients by bringing invaluable life experiences and a wide range of skills and knowledge.

This includes our Council of Governors, who are all volunteers, providing an essential role in the governance and development of the Trust.

Last month, volunteers provided a total of 1,800 hours of volunteering time across the whole of Pennine Care.

This year our staff got involved in a number of events to say thanks, raise awareness of the important work volunteers and governors do and share information for anyone who would like to get involved.

Volunteers Week 2

Here are some Volunteers’ Week highlights:

Throughout the week we shared pictures of staff, governors and volunteers, along with messages of thanks and quotes about why they enjoy being a volunteer.

These are all available to view in an album on Pennine Care’s Facebook page. 

On Monday 5 June we held a Facebook live question and answer session with Chris Kean, Recovery and Inclusion Worker at Birch Hill Hospital, and Charlotte Adams, Volunteer Activity Assistant.

The video is still available on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PennineCareNHSFT

Our Chairman, John Schofield, also shared his own message of thanks via a video. Click here to watch it on YouTube

Some services donated thank you presents or held thank you lunches for their volunteers, including Pathfinder Stockport based at Cirtek House.

The event featured a buffet, followed by speeches from Matthew Phoenix, Head of Service, and Phil Taylor, Recovery Pathways Manager.

Cirtek volunteers

Become a volunteer

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer with Pennine Care, please email volunteering.penninecare@nhs.net or ring the service on 0161 716 3365.