To close a very successful , we are delighted to announce that Carers Leeds have achieved the volunteering kitemark for another year! Our brilliant Volunteer Co-ordinators Valerie & Nikki have worked hard on the development of an outstanding volunteering programme and they were recognised for an ‘innovative approach’. You can find out more about this coveted kitemark here.

We asked our volunteers to tell us a little about why they volunteer. Here is Patricia’s story.

When did you start volunteering? I started volunteering at Carers Leeds in February 2012.
What volunteering activities to you do? The filling of the newsletter into the envelopes for posting.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering? It gives me purpose, I enjoy the company. It makes me feel worthwhile and I get a lot back from giving back.
My story: I was told about Carers Leeds by a friend when I needed help for Mum. She was diagnosed with Dementia. They were so helpful with form filling that I couldn’t manage myself. I came to realise what a wonderful professional organisation Carers Leeds were, and are, and I said as soon as I had some time to spare I would like to volunteer for them. The staff are wonderful and seem happy as a team and they look after the volunteers so well. I feel safe and very much appreciated for the little help I give them and would to give more.
Managed by Val Hewison who is just a one off, you can just tell how caring she is.

Thank you to Patricia and all of our incredible volunteers for helping to make Carers Leeds a wonderful place for all.