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Services update – January 2023

By Nicholas Orpin

I hope you have been enjoying the first few weeks of the year… and putting into place any resolutions you may have made for yourself.

You may have seen that volunteering featured several times in the Guardian newspaper’s suggestions for 52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023’. I loved its description of volunteering as ‘doing something kind’ by ‘giving your time, empathy, support and thought – finding ways to help the people around you’.

With this at the forefront of my mind I’ll be focused on creating even more opportunities for you to support the people who will come to us for help in 2023.

Huge thanks again for all you do, and here’s to a great year ahead.


It’s been enjoyable and informative having regular catch-up sessions. If you haven’t had a catch-up with us yet, please check your emails and spam folders to look for our invitations to catch up, or get in touch and we’ll get you booked in.

These catch-ups are just one good reason to make sure your volunteer’s Teams licence is activated. It comprises a username of and gives you access to volunteer information, social activities, working groups and additional opportunities.

We’ll have a lot more happening on Teams in the weeks and months to come, so if you don’t yet have your username or have forgotten your password please let Alison or me know, and we’ll help you get started.

To get to Teams for computers (laptops or desktops) you can download the Teams app here: Download Teams. For phones or tablets, you can download the “Microsoft Teams” app from your app store/play store for your device.

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