Thank You to our Volunteers

On the occasion of Volunteer Week, everyone at BWR would like to take a moment to express our appreciation for your commitment to volunteering with us.

We are grateful to have over 200 active volunteers, doing everything from teaching English, organising social events, and befriending, to preparing houses for new arrivals, helping people navigate the welfare system, and employment support… not to mention managing our social media, raising funds, and making decisions on our Management Committee and Trustee Board, among other things. Without volunteers, BWR simply wouldn’t exist!

The past year has been particularly busy as we have welcomed Ukrainians fleeing war in their home country. We’ve been amazed at how the local community has stepped up to offer support. Many new volunteers have come on board, and its thanks to you that we have been able to start up new English classes in the areas surrounding Bath, offer a variety of social events including monthly social gatherings to connect people and reduce social isolation, and provide more support to people to help them
navigate life in the UK.

Without the time, energy and dedication of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer all the services to refugees that we currently do.

With warmest thanks,

Charlotte MacDiarmid
Chair of the Board of Trustees