Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity for organisations and communities to celebrate the contribution of millions of people. Our volunteers really are the heroes of Compassionate Communities. Their individual acts of kindness as ‘Compassionate Neighbours‘ evident in our befriending scheme ‘Reach Out‘ impact the lives of so many. They shine a light into the world of people feeling isolated because of advancing illness, frailty, care giving and loss.
Our champions committed to carrying forward the work of the project. They offer companionship and compassion that helps to build stronger communities that are better able to support people at times of crisis and loss.
They are our heroes. And yet they are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things that help to shape a more inclusive world for people in the final stages of their life journey.