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Volunteer Projectqueens award

 

We are delighted and proud to announce today that Staffordshire Women's Aid has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services this year.

 

The Queen's Award is a huge honour, and is seen as the MBE for voluntary organisations. We are particularly proud and pleased to have received this recognition for our work during our 40th year celebrations.

The award recognises the vital role played by our volunteers in our work.

40 Years ago, Staffordshire Women's Aid was set up through the incredible passion and hard work of a group of women who worked tirelessly to enable us to open our first refuge. Today, we have an incredible team of trained volunteers who have that same passion and commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable women and children. We are so very pleased that this award acknowledges their work.

There will be a number of events marking this fantastic award over the next year. The first was an invitation to our CEO and Chair to attend the Royal Garden Party in May. It was such an honour and a wonderful thing to represent our organisation at Buckingham Palace.

We will keep you posted about upcoming celebrations on the Queen's Award.

In the meantime, we would like to propose a massive thanks to all of those women who have volunteered for Staffordshire Women's Aid over the years, as well as those who volunteer today. Without them, we wouldn't be here, delivering vital services in our local communities"

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Staffordshire Women’s Aid was established by a group of committed volunteers and volunteers are still at the heart of what we do. Without their support, we would not be able to offer many of the services that we currently do.

Staffordshire Women’s Aid values the time and dedication of our volunteers who each bring different skills and experiences to their roles. Volunteering can develop your professional skills, help you to gain valuable work experience, increase confidence and enable you to access specialist training. All volunteers will receive accredited training, ongoing support and regular supervision.

Staffordshire Women’s Aid recruits twice yearly for volunteers and roles can include helpline volunteers, administration support, volunteer mentors and volunteer counsellors. Staffordshire Women’s Aid’s volunteering opportunities are restricted to women due to the nature of the roles. This is in accordance with the legal exemption set out in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Section 7.2.