The Haven celebrates National Volunteer Week in Style
To celebrate National Volunteers Week (1-7 June) all three of our Haven centres hosted special celebrations for our centre volunteers and Haven Helpers to thank them for all they do for The Haven.
Our Blantyre centre hosted a Strawberry Tea and our Wishaw and Forth centres hosted an Afternoon Tea.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Haven service, providing informal support and a friendly, caring ‘listening ear’. Volunteers welcome clients to the centre where they can relax, have a tea or coffee and a chat.
The celebrations, which were held during National Volunteers Week, were a chance for staff at The Haven to show their appreciation to the wonderful volunteers who so kindly give up their time each week to come to The Haven and support clients. Each volunteer was presented with a certificate, card and beautiful plant as a small token of appreciation.
We really can’t thank our volunteers enough for what they do at The Haven, the centre could not function without them. They selflessly give their time each week to provide much needed support to our clients who are going through some incredibly difficult times.
People volunteer at The Haven for a number of reasons. It could be that they want to do something meaningful in their local community or if they have received support from The Haven in the past they can see it as a way of giving something back. Whatever the reason, we thank those that choose to do so from the bottom of our hearts and we welcome those willing to volunteer with open arms.
Showing their appreciation of our volunteers a client said: “It means a lot to be welcomed by a friendly person who can put you at ease straight away and The Haven volunteers have been so good at doing that. A coffee, a biscuit and a friendly face means so much when you are having a hard time. The therapists as well are brilliant - the reiki I have had has really helped me to cope with being my husband’s carer.”