This post has been updated May 2023
It goes without saying that our community volunteers played a key role in the pandemic response and beyond – and now it’s time to say thank you for the huge difference that all of the volunteers have made in our communities.
June 1st - 7th is Volunteers Week, and to celebrate our fantastic volunteers, we will be sharing some of their stories across our social media pages, so keep an eye out!
We visited Topping Fold TRA, to ask the group of volunteers what volunteering means to them. Topping Fold is a community centre that makes a huge difference in the local community by helping and supporting people, including young people with the youth club and other activities.
“The best thing about volunteering is that you can help the people in your community, by giving them support and believing in them. We give a very warm welcome to anyone for a brew, biscuit and a buttie. What is also rewarding is giving young people the confidence and the chance to take part in trips like camping, and other activities – normal things that children should do. We believe in them and don’t judge. And what makes it all worth it? Seeing all the smiles – that’s worth more than anything. And making a difference, even if it's only for one person.”
We also paid a visit to the Trinity Food bank in Radcliffe. Two volunteers Gill Smith and Jennie Noon shared their stories, and why they choose to volunteer and give back to their community in Radcliffe.
Click here to hear what Gill Smith had to say…
Click here to hear what Jennie Noon had to say…
Tina Harrison, who is the Lead Volunteer at Trinity Food Bank, wanted to thank all the volunteers who work at the centre. She also explains about the valuable and extensive work that the centre does.
See her video on our YouTube channel here
The food bank takes self-referrals and referrals from us and other organisations. The centre also offers energy advice, signposting to other services & low-level mental health service.
Please find out more, and donate via their website.
Want to give back to your community? Contact our Tenant Engagement Advisors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0161 686 8000, and they will be able to help you to find opportunities in your local area.
Back to news