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VC Academy Open Day

To celebrate Volunteers Week 2019, the Training Team at Volunteer Cornwall held an Open Day event where we were joined by some great people to celebrate National Volunteers Week. We had lots of fantastic conversations about the great work volunteers do!

Find out more about our Training Team and how we can support organisations, groups and people on our training page.

Below are some photographs and videos from the day:

    

 


Ian our chief executive at Volunteer Cornwall talks about National Volunteering Week, how he would like us to celebrate volunteering every day of the year and shares his thanks to all of the amazing work that the volunteers around Cornwall do.


We were joined by Kerry and Maggie, two of the wonderful staff members at Cornwall Hospice Care during our open day event for National Volunteers Week. They shared with us some of the volunteer roles that they have within their charity, what volunteers mean to Cornwall Hospice Care and what benefits volunteering can provide. If you could like to find out more about the work that Cornwall Hospice Care do to support people with terminal illnesses around the county and how you can offer your support, visit their website: https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/support-us/volunteering/


We were joined at our event for National Volunteers Week by Jackie from Cornwall Air Ambulance where she spoke about some of the great benefits of volunteering, Cornwall Air Ambulance would love more people to come and volunteer with them to help with all of the fantastic work they are doing. To find out more about all of the amazing work that Cornwall Air Ambulance are doing and how you can support them, visit their website: https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/get-involved/volunteer/


We were joined by Lesley, the director at Real Baby Milk for our open day event during National Volunteers Week. At our event she shared why her and the team at Real Baby Milk love their volunteers and thanks all the volunteers for the brilliant work that they do for the charity. To find out more about Real Baby Milk and how you can help to support them with the work they do within the community, visit their website: https://realbabymilk.org/trainingcornwall/


Natalie is a Community Engagement Co-ordinator with Addaction where staff and volunteers help people who have come to them for support with their addictions. She joined us to celebrate National Volunteers Week and spoke to us about what volunteers mean to Addaction and the difference that they make to the charity. Addaction are a fantastic national charity that provide a range of support services for people with addictions and they are always looking for more volunteers to extend the amount of support that they can offer. To find out more about getting involved with Addaction as a volunteer, visit their website: https://www.addaction.org.uk/support-us/volunteer


Tom used to be a client of Addaction’s services and after having a positive experience with the charity, decided to become a volunteer to help others in the way that he had been supported by Addaction. Tom joined us during National Volunteers Week and shared a bit about his story, how volunteering helped with his journey and what it means to him to be a volunteer with Addaction. Addaction are a fantastic national charity that provide a range of support services for people with addictions and they are always looking for more volunteers to extend the amount of support that they can offer. To find out more about getting involved with Addaction as a volunteer, visit their website: https://www.addaction.org.uk/support-us/volunteer


We were joined for our National Volunteers Week open day event by Simon, the founder and director of Drama Express. He spoke to us about the work that the charity does to enable young people with complex disabilities to access the performing arts and how Drama Express has fantastic volunteers who make this happen. Drama Express has recently won the Queen’s Award for Volunteering 2019 and how the charity would love to have more volunteers join them to continue the amazing work that they do. To find out more about Drama Express, the work they do and how you can get involved, visit their website: http://www.drama-express.org/


A Twitter post shared by Justine from Harbour Housing:

"Great to meet with others at the event today to discuss all things volunteering. What better way to show our love for our volunteers than painting it on a rock! "