As a community engagement co-ordinator, I organise volunteering activities, so I see the positive impact they have on local people, wildlife and the environment. Last year saw our volunteers take part in more than 50 activities, from cleaning beaches and maintaining nature reserves to building benches and painting classrooms. Keep reading to find out how we’ve been supporting your area!
A year of volunteering
Almost 500 members of staff gave up their time to lend a helping hand to good causes last year, volunteering for a total of 3,188 hours.
We supported 29 different community groups, organisations and charities across the region, and performed a range of activities. Here are just some of the things our volunteers got up to: