In December we had our Volunteer Christmas parties for both North (at the FACT Offices in March) and South (at C3 Church in Cambridge). It was great to catch up with the volunteers and for them to meet one another. One of the reasons why volunteers come to these events is to catch up with their coordinators so a big thank you to all coordinators for looking after the volunteers throughout the year and for helping make the parties that much better. A big thank you to Sarah Bellow who loaned me all the decorations for the tables which she found in the boot of her car – amazing!
I can’t believe it’s been seven weeks since I joined the Care-Network team. I suppose it’s true when people say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’. My first day was the 3rd of June and it happened to coincide with Volunteer Week (1-7th of June 2019) which was the week for our volunteer celebration event, talk about timing! I’m a pretty hands on person, plus I used to work in events so I absolutely loved getting involved. Most of the hard work had already been completed by the team so it was plain sailing. The best thing about the volunteer celebration event was meeting some of the volunteers, including those who had been with us for five or ten years. How lucky are we that we have people who have given their time to support our clients for a whole decade, it’s really inspiring. I’m looking forward to meeting more volunteers and continuing to learn more about Care-Network, we do so much and every day I learn something new about the services we provide. Whether it’s Healthy Fenland, Help at Home, Community Navigators and Community Development, there is so much that goes in to providing a bespoke service to clients and the communities throughout Cambridgeshire.
Our picture shows Susie presenting Roger Carr with a certificate for volunteering for us for 10 years, Graham Austin also received his 10 year certificate at the event.
We have just appointed Azanda Sithole as our new volunteer lead following Christina’s departure. Azanda will be joining us early in June. In the interim, if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl or Isobel via email or phone.
Lorraine and Corrina will be contacting volunteers who are due refresher training, which will be held at our Chatteris office on Thursday 4th July. If you would like to attend please feel free to contact them directly via email. You can email Lorraine here and Corrina here.
On the 6th June, Care Network will be recognising, thanking and celebrating you and the amazing difference you make to the lives of local people during Volunteers’ Week. We will behaving tea and a talk from one of the rangers at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN. The event will run from 2pm to 4pm.
If you would like to join us please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01954 211919