SATURDAY is the start of Volunteers' Week (1-7 June) and is therefore a great opportunity for us to say a big 'Thank you' to all of the amazing people who volunteer for Strode Park Foundation.

We have around 170 people volunteering with us at present, all taking on a variety of different roles from driving and events to gardening and assisting with activities.  Volunteer work is fun and extremely rewarding and can be beneficial all round, also creating valuable work experience which can lead on to better job opportunities. Most importantly our volunteers are invaluable in helping to assist us to provide the best service we can for the children and adults we care for.

As one of volunteers, Misty, says:  “Having been a volunteer at Strode Park for 12 years now, I really understand and love to see the difference I can make to the lives of the amazing people who live and use the services here.”

Another one of our long standing volunteers Colin, adds: “After having to give up work due to health problems it gives me great pleasure to be helping all the residents and service users at Strode Park. I’m giving something back and I feel grateful that I am making a difference again.”

Throughout Volunteers’ week, not only will we be taking a daily look at the reasons why members of our team volunteer and sharing their stories, we will also be at the Faversham Volunteer’s Fair on Saturday 1 June, Tuesday 4 June and Friday 7 June from 10am - 3pm. Please drop in to see us and find out more about what we do, information on volunteering opportunities or help support us by buying tickets for our Summer Prize Draw.

For those who are unable to make it to the Volunteer’s Fair, we have more information available here on our website, with details on the various different types of roles available and how to sign up.

Our May column for Charity Today has also just been published and speaks about one of our volunteers, Colin, and what has led to him joining the Strode Park team. You can read the article by clicking HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please take a look at the volunteer opportunities that we have across all of our sites and get in touch today!