National Volunteers Week 2017
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make in a variety of sectors and roles across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. All of the members of Radio Glan Clwyd are volunteers and undertake duties which include, but are not limited to:
Preparing and presenting live radio shows
Hosting local events as part of the outside broadcast/roadshow team
Maintaining studio equipment and providing technical support
Visiting hospital wards to distribute personal radios and headsets, and collecting requests
Supporting fundraising activities such as undertaking bucket collections
Selling raffle tickets for our Grand Annual Draw
Gathering prizes for special events
Collecting and then selling bric-a-brac on a monthly charity stall at Glan Clwyd Hospital
Driving our outside broadcast vehicle
Investigating opportunities for financial gain such as sponsorship, grants etc.
Writing reports and press releases
Creating material and updating the website and social media
Liaising with other local organisations to establish positive and supportive working relationships
Above: Members work hard to raise funds (left), and present live programmes from the studio (right)
One activity which took place to mark National Volunteers Week at Radio Glan Clwyd, was a big ‘Patients Challenge Quiz’ on the evening of Friday 2 June 2017. The reason we chose to do this was because it would demonstrate the co-operation between our volunteers who undertake different roles within our organisation – the ward visitors, the presenters, and the support team. The overall winner in Glan Clwyd Hospital was Mrs L T Williams, Ward 19. She received a selection of great prizes which included CDs, chocolates and beauty products. Thanks to everyone that took part in the event. The feedback from the hospital patients was very positive, with many saying that it had cheered up their Friday evening!
If you think you could support the work of Radio Glan Clwyd by getting involved with any of the tasks listed above, please do make contact. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the work of Radio Glan Clwyd, we’d be pleased to hear from you. Email email@example.com.
Around 41% of the British public are involved in some sort of volunteering on a regular basis, with the most frequent volunteers being between the ages of 65 and 74. Whether it be driving, caring, administration, or working with wildlife, there is a volunteering opportunity to suit every age group and interest.