In the first week of June, we celebrated Volunteers Week 2019 by sharing stories of some of our wonderful volunteers. It was a great opportunity to thank everyone who’s contributed in amazing ways over the past year and even throughout MDUK’s history!
Volunteers are part of the MDUK team, and help to fund research, campaign for change and support others living with muscular dystrophy or an associated condition. As a charity, we’re committed to investing in our volunteers and in volunteering.
During Volunteers Week, many of you also shared your experiences by sending us pictures of you volunteering. We loved seeing them all.
Kerry Thompson who has been part of the Changing Places campaign took over the MDUK Twitter feed on Wednesday to share her experience of volunteering and to answer some of your questions. Have a look at all of the week’s Twitter activity, including Kerry’s takeover, on our Volunteers Week Twitter moment.
The week ended with our Volunteering at MDUK – The difference you can make event, which took place in Surrey. Some of our amazing volunteers came along to share their experiences and many enthusiastic individuals shared their thoughts on how we can support our volunteers more. We heard from experienced campaigners, forum moderators and fundraisers about the difference volunteers make in all of our work.
One person said of the day:
I definitely made some good friends and contacts and have been motivated to sign up to volunteer myself