1st March 2013
Local charity, Alabaré Christian Care & Support held a celebration in honour of volunteers on Tuesday 26th February at The Guildhall in Salisbury. The special event was an opportunity for the Alabaré team to thank its current volunteers for the integral part they play in the running of the charity.
Volunteers currently fulfil many crucial roles within Alabaré’s teams, including Administrators, Sleep Overs (who provide overnight support in some projects), Gardeners, Cooking Assistants, and Mentors & Befrienders.
Bob Stallard has been volunteering for Alabaré since 1996, and currently works every Monday in their Finance office. He says, “I find working for Alabaré very fulfilling, but it also gives something back to me – I enjoy the office banter as well as the disciplines of the working environment. The job also helps to keep my mind active….To me, volunteering is about using the gifts you have within you to support those who might benefit from them”
The event was also the chance for other people interested in volunteering with the charity to find out more about the opportunities available.
Alabaré supports over 2,200 vulnerable and disadvantaged adults and young people each year, and has over 45 projects across the South West.