Volunteers' month: a big thank you from Kids Adventure
The 1st – 7th of June was volunteering week – a national celebration of volunteers and their positive contribution to charities across the country. We asked you to let us know your volunteering stories - we received a lot of responses!
James Sheen, trustee for Birmingham charity Kids Adventure, got in touch to let us know how important their volunteers are.
Kids Adventure gives fun and exciting respite breaks for disadvantaged children. Children can embrace their childhood on Kids Adventure holiday – with encouragement and a safe place to play.
The first ever Kids Adventure project was established at the University of Birmingham in 1994. Since then students of the university have volunteered their time and energy - organising desperately needed respite breaks for hundreds of children in the Birmingham area.
Truly the greatest
James said: “I would like to say an enormous thank you to each and every volunteer involved with Kids Adventure, particularly our student volunteers at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and the University of Bristol. The enthusiasm and dedication of Kids Adventure volunteers is something which is incomparable to anything I’ve experienced elsewhere. You are truly the greatest.”
Rebecca Goult, a volunteer on the Teach First Leadership Development Scheme 2011-13, said: “I found that I gained much more confidence in myself, as well as finding a whole new set of friends in other volunteers and committee. Kids Adventure gives volunteers the rare chance to be a big kid and have more fun than could ever be imagined, while going something truly worthwhile for kids who really need and appreciate it.”