To coincide with Volunteers’ Week, we sent this card to all of the dedicated people who volunteer across our services. It included an invitation to join staff and fellow volunteers for a day out at Lyme Park for a walk, games and a picnic. Designed by Emily, a member of the Food For All team, it captures all of the ways that volunteers contribute to Manchester Mind.
This card represents how integral volunteers are to Manchester Mind. Our volunteers help us to run our services, support us to reach more people and they assist us in trying to improve what we are doing every day. It demonstrates the diversity of volunteer roles that have evolved over time at Manchester Mind. It depicts volunteers working together and captures the sense of community that volunteering can bring.
The volunteers drawn on this card are all smiling. Volunteering can bring joy. It is a way to meet new people, to learn new skills and to feel part of something. Many of our volunteers have told us that volunteering has improved their own mental health.