This week PACT has been celebrating Volunteers Week by saying a huge thank you to all our volunteers who make such a difference to our work building and strengthening families.
Over the last year volunteers shared an incredible 6,646 hours of their time with PACT, helping in a range of roles from working on reception to carrying out admin for different teams. Volunteers also help run sessions and courses for our community projects, Alana House women’s centre and Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K), which supports children affected by domestic abuse.
PACT’s Chief Executive Jan Fishwick OBE said: “We are so grateful for all the help and support our volunteers give us. The difference they make to our work is amazing and they really are a crucial part of the PACT team. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them all for so generously sharing their time, talents and enthusiasm to the benefit of our teams and the families we work with.”
Here are some quotes from our amazing volunteers about what volunteering for PACT means to them:
“It is so good to be a small part of such a friendly, supportive and much-valued team. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to volunteer and give a tiny bit back to the community.”
"Volunteering at PACT is a great experience that has taught me several skills that I will need later on life. Everyone is so friendly and supportive and it's nice to think that what I'm doing is making a difference in the community.”
“One of the biggest challenges when I retired from work was to find a continual stream of things to do which kept me thinking and doing – all too easy just to let the days slip by and get into a rut! PACT is one of the best things I do for this and I very much enjoy playing a part in a busy and professional organisation.”
“Volunteering with PACT has given me so much more than simply learning new skills. It has given me a sense of belonging to a cause that it so much greater than myself. It has been a transformative experience, one that I would recommend to anyone I meet.”