Supporting those who need it most

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2015 runs from 1 – 7 June and BCM would like to take the chance to say a massive thanks to all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication.  Volunteers have always played a vital role in the life of BCM and today this is truer than ever.  From befriending older people in their own homes or supporting children with autism, to helping with fundraising or organising the weekly lunch club for older people, many of our services just couldn’t take place without their crucial input.

Janet Sewell, BCM’s Community Services Manager said, “The volunteers make my work special.  They humble you with their positive attitude and how they give of their time so freely.  They make such a difference to so many peoples’ lives.”

There are many flexible volunteering roles at BCM; most only require a few hours a month and full training is provided.  Volunteer Linda Brooker (above left with Rhoda Henderson) said, “I love the social aspect of volunteering, it makes you feel good.  Everyone here is so welcoming and I love to see all the older people enjoying themselves.”

BCM is holding its annual Volunteer Forum on 12 June and it'll be a chance for everyone to get together and celebrate their valuable work throughout the year. 

BCM is currently recruiting volunteer befrienders across Belfast to give one hour a week to visit an older person in the community who is lonely or isolated and in need of some company.

To find out more email Janet or click here.