Celebrating and thanking volunteers
People and organisations across west Cheshire came together during Volunteers Week (1-7 June) to recognise the important role volunteers are playing in the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
While there was a particular focus on COVID-19 given the current circumstances, volunteers are a key part of their communities all year round, making a big difference to the charities, community initiatives and people they support.
Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) worked together to share heart-warming stories about volunteers throughout Volunteers Week.
- CWVA staff are keeping in touch with vulnerable people during their spare time
- University of Chester student Nadea has been knitting bunnies for Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group
- Telling the community response story through a photo essay
The Council and CWVA also developed Volunteers Week for others to use, with many volunteers, charities and community initiatives sharing their own inspiring stories on social media.
Others used the Council’s Inspire Cheshire West platform to highlight how they’ve been playing their part in the response to COVID-19.
Even though Volunteers Week celebrations are now over for this year at least, Inspire Cheshire West is a great way for residents to carry on spreading the word about how they’ve been making a difference.