On 5 June CCVS and John Lewis & Partners hosted a celebration event for local volunteers.

You can read the great comments and feedback from the event below.

Check out the videos we made on the day on our YouTube channel

Celebrating Volunteers in 2019

Our distinguished volunteer guests were joined by the Mayor of Cambridge and Mrs Judy Pearson, the Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, as well as the Branch Manager and other John Lewis partners and CCVS trustees and staff.

We all enjoyed delicious nibbles and glasses of fizz while volunteers were able to meet each other and share their stories and experiences.

Volunteers came along from over 38 local organisations. They are involved as trustees, advisors, counsellors, fundraisers, befrienders as well as a host of other roles. They came from organisations both large and small – from small neighbourhood groups, allotment societies and social clubs to some of the county’s largest charities. All providing vital services and support, enriching communities and enhancing lives.

Tony Barnfield from Cambridge 105 Radio was on hand to record interviews with volunteers that captured some of their unique stories and you can hear his podcast ‘A Celebration of Volunteering’ here.

We asked all the volunteers at our event to answer three questions:

Why did you start volunteering?

How do we get more people into volunteering?

Why do you keep volunteering?

Read what came out of the discussions on the CCVS Blog here.

Video highlights and interviews on our YouTube channel.

Read the CCVS staff volunteering stories

Chris' story

Ellie's story

Mark's story