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National Volunteer Week 2021

As National Volunteer Week 2021 is in full swing, we would like to take a moment to thank all those wonderful people who help make Citywise what it is, and no one does that better than our amazing team of volunteers.

Citywise has such broad and varied array of volunteers that we can manage any task at hand once we know they are around. Our volunteers on a weekly basis, take part in a variety of different activities, from delivering FTA classes to planning afterschool programmes, while also keeping the building in check. Is there anything they cannot do? These folks give up their free time, rain, hail or sunshine, in order to help keep our doors open.

It is very clear that this year was different to all others but what remained constant was our volunteers dedication and commitment. Our team of volunteers were still always on the ball and ready to lend a hand whenever it was needed. They managed to deliver a huge variant of programmes online to groups of members, from maybe one student some weeks, to ten another, this never put a spanner in the works for this crew. The common factor throughout all programmes was always that they managed to keep the young people engaged and focused (but more importantly having fun) during the sessions, while from the comfort of their own homes.

They made sure that our online groups ran as smooth as possible, they helped with planning (coming up with new and innovative ideas such as VR museum tours, great art projects to do at home and general well-being activities), they helped deliver programmes and they did all of this with such a positive attitude, that it felt like things hadn’t even changed.