Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity, recently held an awards ceremony to recognise the work of its long-standing volunteers in Bristol and North Somerset.
The event, held as part of the charity’s first annual “Thanking Day”, recognised a number of people, all of whom have donated their time to the charity for at least 10 years. One of the volunteers, Jo Dowell, has worked as a community support volunteer for the last 18 years, supporting people living with HIV across Bath, Bristol and North Somerset.
Bonnie Holt, Community Support Services Coordinator for Terrence Higgins Trust in North Somerset, said: “Jo has been a great support to people living with HIV and is very committed to her role. Over the years, Jo has visited people in their homes, attended clinic appointments with them, and generally supported them to feel less isolated and more empowered. We were delighted to have the opportunity to say thank you to her, and all of our other fantastic volunteers, who have given so much time, energy and enthusiasm”
The team is looking for more community support volunteers to offer support for people living with HIV in the North Somerset area, helping them to build confidence, achieve personal or professional goals and reduce loneliness.
Bonnie said; “Volunteers are a vital part of Terrence Higgins Trust and without them we simply couldn’t provide all the services we do. We are looking for more people like Jo to help make a real impact in our local community. In return for offering us your time, we will provide all the training and support you need. So why not get in touch today to find out more about joining our friendly team”.
For further information on volunteering with Terrence Higgins Trust in , please call Bonnie Holt on 0117 955 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org