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Celebrating Volunteers Week 2021

This week we’re celebrating the difference volunteers make to our charity and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. Furthermore, this 37th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during #MonthOfCommunity!

Volunteers don’t get paid.
Not because they are worthless.
Because they are priceless!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our volunteers for all their hard work and generosity.

Meet Esme who was announced as Horse & Hound Volunteer of the Year 2020!

Did you know?

  • 4 million people volunteered through a group, club or organisation during 2018/19.
  • More than half of the population gets involved in informal ways of volunteering.
  • Most people have formally volunteered at some point in their lives, dipping in and out of involvement over time.
  • Volunteers get involved in different ways, reflecting their lifestyles, values and priorities.
  • A small proportion of volunteering takes place via employers, mostly in large organisations.

Like many charities we have suffered tremendously as a result of the pandemic, not just financially, but because our volunteers were not able to visit and help us. At an animal sanctuary, work goes on as normal whatever the situation as the animals still need feeding, caring for, exercising and more.

There are lots and lots of ways you can help us here at the Sanctuary and please do check out our two web pages on both volunteering and microvolunteering. We love to welcome teams from businesses too, a day at a working yard is great for team building! Hopefully it won’t be long before we can welcome everyone back to the Sanctuary without needing to observe social distancing etc.

If you’d like to visit the Sanctuary, view our events page on the website.

#VolunteersWeek and #MonthOfCommunity

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