As part of Volunteer’s Week, Community Lincs would like to thank all the volunteers who work tirelessly across Lincolnshire to support the charity to deliver its vital work in the community. Volunteer’s Week is a national celebration taking place from the 1-7 June which recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.
Gail Jackson, Community Lincs Chief Executive, said, “Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful contribution we receive from volunteers. We have over 100 people who contribute their time and energy across much of our work; including the Community Lincs Good Neighbours Schemes, T.E.D. – Ageing Better in East Lindsey, as well as our committed Trustees who guide and shape our charitable aims.
“Volunteers are central to our work and there are many opportunities to take part and get involved with Community Lincs and we would encourage people to get in touch and find out how they can support their communities. We are particularly keen to recruit new Trustees to our Board, with current experience of running businesses or fundraising experience.”
Community Lincs Good Neighbours Scheme
An example where volunteers make a profound difference is through the Community Lincs Good Neighbours schemes, which are run by local volunteers who provide day-to-day support in their community for residents who may need help on an occasional or regular basis. For older people, this support may enable them to live independently in their own homes and communities for longer and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Over the last 18 months five new schemes have become live with local volunteers offering a range of support, including companionship, help with shopping, transport to appointments and dog walking.
One beneficiary of the Community Lincs Good Neighbours scheme said, “The volunteers are extremely helpful, trustworthy and friendly. I now know the volunteers and, being local people, I don’t have to worry about getting help from strangers. It is a wonderful scheme and I will continue to use it in the future.”
To find out more about Community Lincs Good Neighbours Scheme visit our dedicated webpage.