The Welcome to Volunteering team and clients have been keen to get back out in the community to increase their confidence and skills through helping organisations.
Since the easing of lockdown, the team were volunteering in the Yvonne Arnaud theatre’s garden, clearing the overgrown space that has not been touched since the enforced isolation and lockdown, as well as jet washing and painting the outdoor concrete stairs.
10 volunteers contributed towards this work over the course of the five weeks and during their time volunteering, they enjoyed a socially distanced picnic lunch. This has been a great opportunity for the volunteers to chat and socialise. Friendships have formed that did not exist before the project and pandemic and the volunteers have benefited from meeting each week with like-minded people, especially following the tough situation that has caused a lot of disruption and changed usual routines.
Thanks to their hard work, the theatre held an outdoor performance in the garden that would not have been possible without the help of the team.