Volunteers’ Week 2023: Celebrate and Inspire


The 39th Volunteers’ Week runs from 1st to 7th June, joining thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across the country in recognising the contribution volunteers make.
The Blackmore Vale Partnership (BVP) is gearing up to celebrate their Health Champion volunteers who work with local GP practices to provide community support.
During Volunteers’ Week, a member of the wellbeing team from the BVP will be holding a drop-in at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton, during their regular Country Market between 9.30 and ll.30am. It’s a great opportunity to have a chat over a cuppa and find out more.
Jackie Monckton, Social Prescriber says: ‘Our volunteers provide a range of essential support in our local community: groups for bereavement, carers support, menopause and Parkinson’s. They have established Community Larders, assist with community clinics for older people and providing opportunities like Coffee Companions, Wellbeing Walking and more.’
Rowan Chambers, a Volunteer Health Champion, says ‘I find volunteering incredibly rewarding. It really has been one of the best things I have ever decided to do.’
For more information on available activities or to find out how to get involved yourself, simply contact the wellbeing team for a chat on 01747 856786.

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