We wouldn’t have been able to help 200 local families without the support of our volunteers. But what’s it like being a volunteer? What does it involve and why do it? To celebrate #VolunteersWeek, Baby Bank Trustee, Vicky Brooke, talks about her experience of volunteering:
“As a mum of three young children and a full time job, my spare time is fairly limited. But there was something about the whole idea behind Baby Bank Norfolk that compelled me from the very start. I feel that any time given is being well spent because what we do is so incredibly tangible. By giving families donated items that they absolutely need, you know your efforts are making a real difference.
Being involved with Baby Bank Norfolk has opened my eyes in a really positive way. I’ve seen such generosity and compassion from busy people from across the rich spectrum of life. Mums with hectic careers; women with young children and relentless schedules; mums on maternity leave; mums writing books; people running their own businesses; mums and dads who already probably thought they had enough on their plate.
Knowing that there are so many people willing to give up some of their precious time to wade through the endless red tape involved with setting up a charity or to be really hands on with taking in and washing donated clothes and manning nearly new sales, has really lifted my spirits. I’ve been reminded that despite all the bad news stories out there, there really is also so much good going on too. And so much we can do as a result.”
Want to join us as a volunteer? Check out our volunteer page for more information.