Celebrating a year of skilled volunteering this Volunteers’ Week

Reach Annual Review

To capture the spirit of Volunteers’ Week Reach has published an Annual Report celebrating the achievements of skilled volunteers over the last year.

Reach specialises in making high impact volunteering happen by connecting charities of all sizes with skilled people.

This new Annual Review celebrates the successes of charities, volunteers and Reach alike, all in a compact and succinct format.

Janet Thorne, Chief Executive of Reach, said: ‘We felt it was really important to publish this report during Volunteers’ Week, as everything Reach does is about the value and impact that volunteers have.

‘The country is currently celebrating the tens of thousands of people up and down the country who are making a difference to their communities with their talent and time. We hope we can inspire even more to join them over the next year.’

Highlights for Reach over the last year include

  • A phenomenal 60% increase in new volunteers recruited by Reach;
  • An estimated £8 million worth of skills transferred to the voluntary sector – skills that many charities could not otherwise have afforded;
  • A groundbreaking 2,479 volunteer introductions made to charities.

Looking ahead, the report also talks about how Reach is transforming its services over the coming years to help even more charities and skilled people come together to make amazing things happen.

You can download the report, which is optimised for online viewing, from our publications library now.

A retired writer, Jeanne is Reach’s Volunteer Publicity Officer. You can read more about Jeanne in her series on the Laterlife website.
June 6th, 2014 by