Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It’s our opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution that volunteers make to our organisation. We strive to make volunteering at Touch Wood as fun and rewarding as possible. Volunteers actively prepare timber, make products, and support the team with customer service. Not only does volunteering at Touch Wood have a positive impact on the local community and environment, but numerous surveys have also shown that volunteering has huge personal benefits, too.

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering at Touch Wood can help you…

  • Gain new skills –  we will help you to learn and develop the skills you need, both practically and personally. We offer training such as basic woodworking skills, power-tools training and forklift training.
  • Make new friends – we’re a friendly bunch! If you’re new to the area or feeling a bit isolated, volunteering can be a great way to connect with new people from a range of backgrounds.
  • Improve your physical and mental wellbeing – Volunteering in our workshop can be a great way to improve your physical and mental health. You’ll be on your feet, manually preparing timber for re-use purposes. It’s a great way to reach those 10,000 steps, have some fun and feel fulfilled.

“Despite the cost-of-living crisis and other demands on all of our busy lives, it’s always incredible to see so many people coming together and selflessly giving their time to support others.  Those we work with often feed back the positive impact their volunteering has on their wellbeing, their development of new skills, and their social network too.” – Lucy Danger, our CEO.

Volunteers have been at the heart of EMERGE’s work for more than a quarter of a century.  To mark Volunteers’ Week 2023, our CEO Lucy Danger, tells us about the importance of volunteers to our mission. Read more here.

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities.