National Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June
National Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Through the last two years our People Participation Team has led significant growth in the contribution made by volunteers to the work of Mersey Care.
We now have more than 500 volunteer participants helping us to change services, change culture and to ultimately change lives. We are particularly proud of the fact that more than 50% of those participating in the People Participation Programme are service users and carers, which includes an average of 1,250 hours of volunteer activity contributed every month by service users/patients.