Creating a warm welcome in new volunteer lounge


Our volunteer service is set to mark its move to a new base with a unique piece of artwork created by one of our valued volunteers.

Jonathan, a catering and recruitment volunteer, was asked by head of volunteering services, Jane Milner, to make a welcome sign for the service’s lounge after she saw his collection of creations displayed on the walls of our wards.

Jonathan uses scrunched up pieces of tissue paper to make colourful collages which can be seen in Newton Lodge, our medium secure unit at Fieldhead in Wakefield.

Jonathan working on his design

His design for the new volunteers’ lounge includes a blue sky, rainbow, and a large ‘welcome’ message.

Jonathan said: “I decided to volunteer because I really like working, it gives me something to do. I’ve done quite a few collages now – making them is just something I picked up. It helps to keep me busy.”

One of Jonathan’s previous creations on Priestley Ward in Newton Lodge

Jane added: “I wanted Jonathan to create a collage for the volunteer lounge because I loved seeing his designs on the wards in Newton Lodge. They’re so bright and colourful. I also thought it would be really good to have something done by a volunteer for our volunteers.”

The Trust’s volunteer service is now based on Block 6, Fieldhead, Wakefield. If you’d like to volunteer with us, find out more.

Creating a warm welcome in new volunteer lounge

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