International Volunteer Day!

Today is International Volunteer Day!! We want to thank all volunteers across the world for the help you provide and all you give.

And to showcase how truly international volunteering is in our city, volunteers have shared where they are from and what they do as a volunteer in Coventry.

We're representing: 

  • Zimbabwe!
  • Iran!
  • Sri Lanka!
  • Egypt!
  • Pakistan!
  • Germany!
  • Syria!
  • Indonesia!
  • Albania!

Where are you from?

Why do you volunteer in Coventry?

Let us know!

Mary Ann Evans charity shop in Coventry raises vital funds for their hospices. The charity strives to enhance the quality of life of people who have a life limiting illness, by offering physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to them, their families and those caring for them. 

Shop manager Geraldine told us how important volunteers are to the work they do: 'All our volunteers, no matter where they come from or what their background are valuable to us, as a charity as we could not run the shop without them. 

Anna and Olga mother and daughter from Ukraine 

Both work in stock room processing stock.

They started volunteering with us to improve their English and give something back to the community. 

Sharu is from Kuwait 

She volunteers as a shop assistant on the shop floor.

She has a paid job but she volunteers as she wanted to help in the charity sector. 

Diana is from Romania 

She also volunteers as a shop assistant on the shop floor.

She is a student here in Coventry and would like to improve her English"

Thank you volunteers! 

If you'd like some help or advice on finding the right volunteer for you, Voluntary Action Coventry can help

Drop in and see us!

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