Thank YOU to our Volunteers!
Happy #VolunteersWeek! We’re taking the opportunity this week to appreciate our 91 amazing volunteers across Scotland, who generously give over 3,692 hours of their time each year, helping people affected by HIV, hepatitis C and sexual health.
Our volunteers carry out lots of different roles across Waverley Care – from helping out on reception, bucket shaking and facilitating workshops, to challenging stigma, peer mentoring and befriending. Our volunteer help in every part of our work – and they really make our world go round! If you would like to read what our volunteers had to say about their experience or, if you’re thinking about volunteering with us, check out our blog on #VolunteerStories here.
To mark #VolunteersWeek and recognise the invaluable contribution volunteers make to our work every day, we asked our staff to say thank you. This is what they had to say:
From Us to You: Thank You
“Volunteers play a huge part in making Waverley Care the great organisation it is and help us achieve so much more in our work supporting people affected by HIV and hepatitis C. On behalf of all the staff, I’d like to personally thank every one of them for all they do.” – Grant Sugden, CEO
“Thank you for your time, effort and for your heart for the community.” – Benny Cheng, Chinese Health Project Worker
“Thanks everybody for coming along and helping Waverley Care. We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you. Volunteers are always recognised as a good hand, thanks very much.” – Samantha Hutcheson, Street Team Outreach Worker
“I really want to thank our volunteers for all their time and all their hard work. Just to let them know we appreciate everything they do and value them so much for all the time they put in. thank you!” – Margaret Lance, African Health Project Worker
“Thank you for your time, your dedication that you put into Waverley Care and thank you on behalf of all the service users that you’ve helped over the years.” – Christine Sloan, Senior Manager
“I would like to thank the volunteers for their passion because when they come here they’re really passionate and they dedicate their time. They’re hard working and you can see that when they come here that they’re here to do a job so, they’re a real asset to the team.” – Wendy Cooper, Hepatitis C Service Coordinator
“I want to thank them for their time and their commitment. They provide an excellent service and we’d struggle to do a lot without them. They’re a really important part of the team for the work we do.” – Stephen Davidson, Hep C Peer Mentor Coordinator
“Thanks to all our volunteers for everything – from helping support people affected by HIV, hep C and sexual health, to making every person who comes through our doors feel safe and welcome. You make such a difference and we appreciate everything you do.” – Jen Goff, Communications and Engagement Officer
“We’re so privileged to be supported by many wonderful volunteers. Whether you shake a bucket, stuff an envelope, count coins, pour out tea or pull up weeds, you are an important and valued member of our team. Thank you so much for all that you do for Waverley Care.” – Holly Rawlings, Community and Events Fundraiser
“A massive thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for the amazing work they do, Waverley Care would not be the same without them.” – Jacqui Crerar, Volunteer Coordinator
“Thank you to our peer support volunteers in Highland and Argyll & Bute, who are doing an amazing job. We are so appreciative of their time that they dedicate to providing peer support to other service users.” – Rory Anderson, Highland Project Worker
“Thank you for the resources you bring and your hard work and dedication.” – Mariegold Akomode, African Health Project Worker
“Thank you for your selflessness and for giving up your time in a sector where there’s lots of stigmas. You support us to challenge stigma by taking our messages into the community and I’m so thankful for you having the courage to do this so thank you.” Nathan Mwesigwa, Senior Manager