Allergy UK marks Volunteers’ Week 2023

1st-7th June 2023

2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when Allergy UK will join thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to Allergy UK is the least we can do.

 It’s been a busy year for Allergy UK and our volunteers have been kind enough to lend their time and skills to various projects and reoccurring support within our focus groups. I’m really looking forward to continuing engaging with and supporting our volunteers and look forward to welcoming new volunteers. Here is what some of our volunteers have to say about supporting Allergy UK:

“As an allergy parent I have benefitted directly from the charity’s support, and I am very happy to offer perspective on the challenges faced by other allergy parents. Having the opportunity to volunteer for Allergy UK is a privilege. It allows me to share my professional skills and allergy experiences to contribute to the valuable work being carried out daily by the dedicated in-house team.” – Aimee, Lay Review Volunteer & Endorsements Support Volunteer.

“I like volunteering for Allergy UK, because it gives me a chance to meet new people, and be educated about how they cope with the things they are suffering from on a daily basis.” – Wade, Film-maker Volunteer.

 “I love learning new things about living with allergies as there is always something that I didn’t know and everyone’s individual experience is different. It’s really important to educate ourselves about what still needs to be done and how difficult and isolating it can be with these anxieties. I also think the team is really lovely!” – Amber, Youth Focus Group Admin Support Volunteer.

On behalf of everyone at Allergy UK, I want to say a huge thank you to our volunteers for all that you do to help us and the public fight allergies! If you would like to find out more about volunteering with allergy UK, please get in touch through our website.

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