Over 60 volunteers and staff of BCHA recently got together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of volunteers over the last year.
BCHA’s annual volunteer event proved a great platform to recognise all the achievements, hard work and the impact that volunteers continue to have throughout BCHA. Over the last year BCHA have received 7100 hours of volunteering from over 100 people, with volunteers working throughout many of BCHA’s schemes and services, as well as providing administration support within their offices.
David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation attended as guest speaker and presented each volunteer with a certificate to a round of applause. David Orr proved an inspirational speaker, talking about the impact housing associations have on individuals throughout the UK and how by simply engaging with and supporting people to unlock their potential, a real impact can be seen in our communities. He also stressed the need for housing associations to continue to work hard to address the imminent housing crisis.
Christopher Small, Volunteering and Projects Manager at BCHA, commented: “Volunteers play an extremely important role within BCHA. The contribution they make throughout the organisations is huge – they help us to maintain and continually improve our services.
“It is great to get everyone together once a year so as they can share their experiences of volunteering, and we can express our gratitude to them. The event was a great success and we’d like to thank David Orr for his fantastic speech, and for presenting everyone with their hard-earned certificates.”