Pictured: (left to right) Judith Williams, Volunteer Administrator Paul Sartori Foundation & Louise Wilkinson, Volunteering Development Officer for PAVS
The Paul Sartori Foundation (PSF), Pembrokeshire’s only Hospice at Home Service, has just launched a new Volunteer Recognition Scheme to show appreciation to its volunteers and the dedication that they show to the Foundation.
The new scheme, launched in conjunction with PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services), is a great way for the Foundation to show its appreciation for all the hard work, effort and time volunteers contribute throughout the varying roles available within the charity. Volunteers are the backbone of the organisation with PSF being blessed with over 340 volunteers carrying out roles varying from Volunteer Retail and to Volunteer Complementary Therapist, “We could not provide the vital Hospice at Home services within the community without their help,” added Sandra Dade, Charity Manager.
Volunteers can obtain certificates for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering. There are two different schemes depending on age: Millennium Volunteers are aged 14-25 and 25+V is for those aged over 25 years. Any Volunteer in Pembrokeshire can start counting hours and claiming certificates by registering with PAVS (01437 769422 / email@example.com); or for Paul Sartori Volunteers by contacting Judith Williams at the Paul Sartori Foundation.
The Recognition Scheme is a great way to reward all existing and new volunteers. Judith Williams, Head Office Volunteer Administrator at PSF is delighted to be introducing this scheme to the Volunteer Programme, stating “This scheme is not necessarily everybody’s cup of tea, but could benefit those volunteers who are in between employment, looking to improve their CV, in education and could develop their skills. I would encourage anybody interested, to get in touch with PAVS whether volunteering for us or another organisation”.
“The Millennium Volunteer scheme is nationally recognised, the 200 hour certificate is signed by the First Minister of Wales, whereas 25+V is a local scheme”, said Louise Wilkinson, Volunteering Development Officer for PAVS, adding “Signing up to either scheme shows a commitment to volunteering and can help with building experience and skills. We are very pleased to working with Paul Sartori as they promote the scheme across Pembrokeshire.”
Volunteers are crucial to PSF and a vital support network to the Foundation and help in many ways from fundraising, assisting in the shops, trustees, van drivers and complementary therapists, to name but a few volunteering roles. The Foundation invests over £2,365 a day to deliver its services and is only able to achieve its critical work through the team of valued volunteers who last year, assisted in the Sartori Stores raising over £500,000.00; fundraisers who helped raise £18,000.00 by supporting locally organised events and collection box agents who raised over £20,000.00.
PSF are seeking volunteers in Fishguard, Snowdrop Lane Haverfordwest and Tenby. If you can spare a few hours a week at any location, please get in touch.
Volunteers urgently required on Monday and Thursday afternoon in Nostalgia and Saturday afternoon in Fishguard Sartori Store, West Street to serve customers and help sort donated clothes and items. Merchandising and pricing of products is also involved. An interest in vintage, retro and antique items would be ideal, but not essential for our Nostalgia Store. Start as soon as possible to help for a minimum of 3 hours per week. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Enquiries: Eleanor Evans, tel: 07557 991844, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your volunteering time will be much appreciated. Please support Pembrokeshire Hospice at Home Services.
Store Manager Job Vacancy
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Store Manager, to manage two of our charity shops in the South of Pembrokeshire. You will be responsible for two highly successful exisiting shops, managing the day to day operations and two diverse, passionate volunteer teams.
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Volunteers urgently required on Thursday afternoon and Saturday to serve customers and help sort donated clothes and items at Paul Sartori Nostalgia Tenby. Merchandising and pricing of products is also involved. An interest in vintage, retro and antique items would be ideal, but not essential. Start as soon as possible to help for a minimum of 3 hours per week. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Enquiries: Tim Davies, tel: 01437 763223, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your volunteering time will be much appreciated