Cynthia has shared her story: #VolunteersWeek

Cynthia has shared her story: #VolunteersWeek

Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

It runs from the 1-7 June and it's an opportunity to celebrate volunteerig in all it's diversity across the UK, and for us especially, all of our wonderful volunteers in Southwark.

Cynthia volunteers at Team 100 – Access Sport - Burgess Park. Team 100's Volunteer Coordinator tells us here about Cynthia's story:

"Cynthia is a retired resident of Southwark and has dedicated her time to local sport for young people for over 25 years.  

Cynthia is the first to tell you that she is not the fit, healthy sporting type but she knows the power of community sport, for developing young people, her community and herself. Sometimes with local sports clubs, it is not always about the frontline coachers or managers but about the foundations of the operation. Volunteers like Cynthia.

Cynthia supports everything at Burgess Sports, she fills the young people’s water bottles up when they need, prepares the fruit, removes litter on the grounds, and champions the other projects.  

Her actions may be hidden but the results clear for everyone to see. A smooth operation everyday down at Burgess Park, whether that be the Southwark Tigers Rugby Club or the Burgess Sport’s summer camps, her efforts are greatly appreciated."  

Other Volunteer stories:

Read Franco's story here about volunteering with Team 100 – Access Sport  - Burgess Park . 

Read Candy's story here about volunteering with Kings College Hospital. 

Read Joy's story here about volunteering with Link Age Southwark.

Read Paul's story here about volunteering with Link Age Southwark.


We have lots of activities going on through the week, including a Volunteer Picnic and East Street Market outreach, come and see us! Take a look here for more info. 

You can also take a look at the Volunteers' Week webiste here to find out the themes for each day of the week.

Book a Volunteer Advice Appointment

This is the perfect time to get started with voluneering! Book a 1to1 advice appointment with here Amelia, our Volunteer Adviser, who will talk you through all the suitable opportunities within Southwark. Or you can email us for more info:


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