OSJCT is celebrating its volunteers during Volunteers Week 2021
Appreciation events are taking place this week.
The Trust which has hundreds of volunteers who donate time to its care homes and accommodation schemes has recruited over 300 additional volunteers in the last year.
Despite national restrictions limiting face to face meeting, OSJCT is putting on several online events to appreciate its volunteers. These include an online afternoon tea which will recognise long service volunteers, two wellbeing workshops and a volunteer induction refresher.
Head of Volunteering at OSJCT, Catherine Semmence said: “There has never been a more important time to thank and celebrate our volunteers than 15 months into a pandemic!
“Our volunteers have stuck with us throughout, many still able to visit our residents and support them to do the things they enjoy whilst others have learnt new skills to engage with them online.
“There is no doubt that the time volunteers have spent with our residents has kept their spirits up and helped them to stay as active as possible.”