Volunteers Week runs from 1st to 7th June. Normally there would be civic ceremonies and outdoor events to mark this and celebrate the brilliant community of volunteers who make things better in our world by donating their time to diverse causes. It seems a strange time to be celebrating but one of the things we can all be very grateful for at Carolina House Trust is that in tough times, we pull together.
As a voluntary sector organisation with over 200 years of history, we have endured Two World Wars and the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Just like now, groups of committed volunteers worked together to provide support to staff teams taking care of vulnerable children and young people.
- The Board have continued to provide governance, leadership and advice to our management team and adapted to working entirely remotely and by using new technology.
- The Fostering Panel continue to provide important monitoring, approvals and oversight to the quality of provision our staff and foster carers provide to young people in their care.
As a care provider, we simply could not function without the work of our volunteers and we, the staff, foster carers and young people are grateful for the time and dedication we are shown. Your work helps young people reach their potential and for that we thank you.
In addition to marking Volunteer’s Week, we would also like to lend our support to the SCVO’s #nevermoreneeded campaign. As one of Scotland’s older children’s charities, we know just how many young people would suffer without the determination, innovation and productivity of the Third Sector. We are proud to be adapting our work to ensure vulnerable children and young people are supported through a pandemic and lockdown.
Getting everyone together seems an unlikely prospect at the moment, but when we can, we will make sure our young people, volunteers, carers and staff can celebrate our community at the most anticipated party CHT has ever seen.