Empanda celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2024

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of volunteers across the UK. It’s a chance to recognise, celebrate and thank all the incredible volunteers for all they contribute to their local communities.

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Empanda is joining thousands of other charities and voluntary organisations in recognising the contribution our volunteering teams make.

Alison has been volunteering at Brandon Day Centre since August 2023 and enjoys all aspects of her volunteering role.

She told us, “I enjoy getting the teas and coffees ready for the customers when they come in, laying the tables and meeting new people.”


Michelle Jarrett, Brandon Day Centre Manager said, “We are indebted to all our day centre volunteers for the wonderful role they play in supporting our customers and staff teams.

Volunteering gives a real sense of purpose. Whether they are chatting and reminiscing with customers, joining in with group or individual activities, or helping with refreshments, their contribution is invaluable.

Volunteers’ Week gives us the opportunity to reflect on the vital part our volunteers play in enriching the day centre experience for our customers and for that, we are truly grateful.

On behalf of our customers and staff teams, thank you all for your time, dedication, support and for just being you.”