Our annual Volunteer Thank You Event took place this year on the 18th May at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution in the beautiful Elwin function room.
The evening was opened by the fantastic 25 strong ‘Madrigals’ choir from Bath Spa University. Led by lecturer Professor Matthew Spring and kindly organised by Catherine Chapman, they wowed their audience and made the evening very special and one to remember.
Over 30 volunteers attended from various projects, including volunteers who travelled from Bristol and Trowbridge. A massive thanks goes out to all those who attended the evening and made the trip to Queens Square.
A tasty buffet was provided by Thyme Deli, which went down very well, and any leftovers (very little) were taken to our Night Shelter for our clients to enjoy.
Our CEO Peter Denning presented a round up of the successes and developments over the last year, which volunteers responded to very well, and I hope made them feel welcome and a part of the organisation as a whole. Certificates of recognition were also awarded to volunteers nominated by project staff for dedication and excellence in their volunteer role.
Of course, we value the work carried out by all of our volunteers – we cannot do we what we do without their commitment and passion, so thanks to all who work within Julian House services.
Coming into the role of Volunteer Coordinator only very recently, I found the experience to be a great one, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a pleasure to meet new and old volunteers in one place, bringing together stories and memories and sharing ideas. It was a great success and I look forward to building on the event next year. A big shout out to those who helped set up and stayed until the very end to pack down – your support was very much appreciated!