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1 to 7 of June is Volunteers’ Week, an annual event that highlights the amazing contribution that volunteers make within local communities.

Here at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), we are assisted by 255 volunteers. These amazing individuals give approximately 510 hours of their free time each week to help our services.

Our volunteers offer support in numerous roles, ranging from ward helpers, aphasia befrienders and administrators to gardeners, drivers and pastoral hospital volunteers. There are also dogs providing pet therapy support!

Voluntary Services and Community Development Lead, Mandy Cleaver, said:

It’s brilliant that every year we celebrate our volunteer workforce during National Volunteers Week, including recognising the impact that they can make to support out staff and many services.  

“We know that patients and our service users value the support from volunteers and how volunteers can help them feel less anxious. The volunteers are becoming an integral part of service delivery and supporting healthcare. It’s great to see so many services now using volunteers innovatively.  We really do have something to be very proud of!”

Keep an eye on our social media channels this week to join in the celebration and find out more about the impact of volunteering.

We are thankful for our SCFT volunteers each and every day!

If you are interested in volunteering at SCFT, you can learn more about how to get involved on our website or you can contact the team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..