North Lincolnshire’s Action Station has marked Volunteers’ Week with a big thank-you to its amazing volunteers.
Action Station, which supports people looking to improve their skills or find work, held a lunch at Scunthorpe’s Café Indie for their Building Better Opportunities (BBO) volunteers.
The volunteers have taken part in a wide variety of projects, including litter-picking, grave tidying and planting at the Memorial Gardens on West Street.
They have also played a central role in the recent regeneration of Sheffield Park by helping build a sensory garden for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
Others are supporting the people of Crosby by volunteering at Crosby Community Association every week.
All of the volunteers get as much out of their donated time as they put in, inspiring others to follow their lead by sharing their rewarding experiences:
- Kieran Wilks said: “It gets us out meeting new friends and I like everything about volunteering.”
- Mark Mischik said: “Nice to help the community and it gets you out and you socialise with others.”
- Craig Lines said: “It gives something back to the community.”
- Celia Todd said: “Volunteering gives us better opportunities. I love working at the Well because I love the people there. They are excellent.”
- Sophie Joyce said: “I Iiked the litter picking, it was fantastic. I now volunteer at Sue Ryder on a Saturday and it is fantastic!”
The lunch, which was funded by BBO sponsors Big Lottery and ESF, also included a certificate presentation to all the volunteers.
To find out more about Action Station and Building Better Opportunities, more information is available on our website.