For Volunteers Week, Revitalise announce long-awaited return of volunteers to their centre
In celebration of National Volunteers Week (1-7 June), respite care charity Revitalise are delighted to announce the return of their volunteer programme, which welcomes volunteers from all over the world every year, as the largest residential programme of any UK charity.
Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring that the disabled people and carers at Revitalise centres are fully supported and have an unforgettable time, which will be much-needed following the hardships disabled people faced during the pandemic.
Revitalise CEO Jan Tregelles said: “After such a difficult year, we are really excited to be welcoming back volunteers to our centres. They put their heart and soul into the work they do and our guests tell us that volunteers are vital in making their stay at Revitalise extra special.
“The return of our volunteers means a break at Revitalise is closer than ever to the fantastic holidays our guests remember and we are here to give a warm welcome at our centre, should you need a break or change of scenery.”
Due to the pandemic, Revitalise’s volunteer programme was on hold in 2020, international travel was heavily restricted, and even local volunteers could not come into the centres under the government guidance.
One previous volunteer at Revitalise, said of their experience: “Volunteering with Revitalise has made the most fundamental impact on my life. I first visited when I was 17 for the residential part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. There’s a different kind of satisfaction you find through selflessness, that you can’t get in other ways.”
For 57 years, Revitalise has provided respite care breaks to a huge range of people. These are a vital lifeline to so many unpaid home carers and their disabled family members.
To enquire about volunteering at Revitalise please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for respite care support at Revitalise Sandpipers, please visit revitalise.org.uk