This blog is our first volunteer story in a series that will be shared this week to celebrate #VolunteersWeek2020. The amazing people across Leeds that volunteered as Community Care Volunteers in response COVID-19 have made supporting vulnerable people across Leeds possible. Read their stories and find out more about the people who have been uplifting their communities.
This post is part of a series of regular blogs to support communities and neighbourliness. Here we will share good news stories, positive practice and innovative ways communities in Leeds are connecting.
With a little help from VAL, James Rogers, Assistant Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, describes his day at Kirkstall Community Garden testing out the Council's Employer Supported Volunteering initiative.
The latest blog from Laura McFarlane-Shopes, Volunteer Centre Outreach and Information Coordinator, highlights the work of this wonderful charity just a mile from the city centre that is looking to take on new volunteers in a wide variety of roles.