Organisations join forces to share their volunteers

VOLUNTEERING TIPS: Registered care trainer Frank Powell addresses the open day

DONISTHORPE Hall and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board held an open day at the home to share their plans for bringing volunteering across the two organisations under one umbrella.

“Volunteering has never been as important as it is today,” said LJWB chief executive Liz Bradbury.

“As two organisations, we have listened to what our volunteers have told us and comments from the wider community.

“We are now looking at sharing best practice, becoming more efficient, pooling resources and approaches as we believe that together we are stronger and can achieve so much more.”

The open day was told that research has shown that volunteers play an important role in improving people’s experience of care, building stronger relationships between services and within communities, supporting integrated care and activities and reducing health inequalities.

Ms Bradbury said: “This is an exciting time for volunteering in our community and I know that we will receive support in working with our professional teams to move forward and enhance our services and support even more.”

* Details: Lucy on 0113-2034926 or email volunteer@ljwb.co.uk

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