Fay Wentworth 2018
Fay Wentworth – Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018

Who volunteers and why do they volunteer in their community?

‘People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.’ Source: National Council for Voluntary Organisations

When I was a teenager at school in the 1970’s I can remember volunteering in my local community on a few occasions – to raise money for an ‘adventure playground’, then for Leominster’s first indoor swimming pool and also helping to make flower beds at our local library with our youth club. As a middle-aged adult I’ve volunteered for a development trust, an allotment association and a local history charity. Despite this I don’t think that I really have a clear view why I volunteered, probably because of different motivations over time.

So I’m asking the question ‘who volunteers and why do they volunteer in their community?’

This is an ongoing project that will feature audio as well as photography.

Litter Picker, Leominster 2018
Chris, Litter Picker, Leominster 2018
Litter Picker, Leominster 2018
Litter Picker, Leominster 2018
Sue Lindsay
Sue Lindsay – Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018. Sue also volunteers at Leominster Tourist Information Centre and at
Cheryl
Cheryl – Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
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Jan, Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
John Thomas, Leominster 2018
John Thomas – Trustee, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
Brigadier Peter Jones CBE, Leominster 2018
Brigadier Peter Jones CBE, Leominster 2018
Pip Westwood, Leomisnter 2018
Pip Westwood, – Administrator, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
Anne Smithells, Leomisnter 2018
Anne Smithells – Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
Martin Baines, Leomisnter 2018
Martin Baines – Trustee, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
Nico Baines, Leomisnter 2018
Nico Baines – Volunteer, Grange Court, Leominster 2018
Mike Thornhill MBE, Leomisnter 2018
Mike Thornhill MBE – Ex Trustee, Grange Court and Chair of Leominster In Bloom. This was taken just before he received his MBE from The Duke of Gloucester at Grange Court May 2018.
Bill Jackson, Leomisnter 2018
Bill Jackson – Ex Trustee, Grange Court, Leominster 2018 Leominster 2018