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 1st- 7th 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.
Franco volunteers as a Community Chef at Team 100 – Access Sport - Burgess Park. Access Sport’s volunteering project, Team100, is all about supporting local people to make a difference in their community. Team 100's Volunteer Coordinator tells us Franco's story:
"Franco is a chef from Sicily and is relatively new to the Southwark area. Due to his profession, it is no surprise that he is a dab hand in the kitchen but it is his altruistic attitude that shines so bright.
Franco is very aware of the surroundings he is in, he understands that for most, eating healthily is a privilege and having home cooked food is a rarity. This is why Franco has made a difference by using his skills and experience to truly empower young people, teaching them how to cook healthy, nutritious food on a completely realistic budget.
He invites parents who live in and around the Aylesbury Estate to attend the sessions with their kids, to ensure that it is a holistic experience and to have a sustainable impact on his community. His sessions are based around quick food for parents that work unsociable hours and are filled with good energy to ensure young people are active and eating healthy."
Other Volunteer stories:
Read Candy's story here
Read Cynthia's story here.
Read Joy's story here.
Read Paul's story here.
#VolunteersWeek2019 - What's on?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org