Celebrating Volunteers Week 2022


To celebrate Volunteers Week, all Trust volunteers were awarded tokens of appreciation as an acknowledgement of their fantastic work at the Trust.

Every volunteer received a thank you card and Covid-19 recognition medal as well as a keyring. At the end of the week, 10 lucky winners received prizes in a specially drawn raffle.

The COVID medal

The volunteers also received a copy of a touching thank you poem, written by volunteer Dylan, which highlights the words that people use to describe volunteers and their work: Valuable, outstanding, loyal, untiring, notable, trustworthy, eager, effective and ready.

Dylan, who has been working as a ‘light touch’ volunteer for the Trust since 2019, commented: “I really enjoy helping out with the volunteer service newsletter. I gained loads of useful skills when I was a volunteer which are helping me to progress through different roles in phlebotomy. The volunteer service team have done so much to help me gain confidence and skills and I really enjoy spending time with them in the office.”

Marie Burnham, Trust chair, commented: “We’re so proud of our committed and talented volunteers. The work they do helps us to deliver excellent care. We have awarded them a Covid-19 recognition medal to acknowledge the essential role they play, working closely alongside our frontline staff, to improve the lives of service users.”

Jane Milner, volunteer services manager, commented: “We can offer volunteers a range of roles and also within varying clinical settings, which will help them to gain valuable insights so that they can apply for a job that most suits their skillset.”

Voluntary roles are also available in the Trust’s linked charities and pastoral services: Pastoral care, Recovery Colleges, befriending service and Pets as Therapy service.

If you would like more information or to apply to become a volunteer please contact: volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk or call Ann Campbell on 07767 320001.

Celebrating Volunteers Week 2022

time to read: 1 min