Meet our volunteers

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Meet our volunteers

We love our volunteers!

Volunteering makes Britain a great country to live in; 21 Million people in Britain have volunteered at least once in a year and 14 Million volunteer on a regular basis. At Challengers we welcome over 100 volunteers across different roles and every year they to help us deliver play and leisure to disabled children and young people which is fantastic for them and their families.

Here you will meet some of the fantastic volunteers that Challengers are lucky to have!

  • Cathy Greaves
    Cathy Greaves: Operations Admin Volunteer

    When I retired I wanted to volunteer for a local charity; having worked in an office for many years I decided to help in the office at Challengers.

    I have now been involved for about 18 months and I get a real sense of satisfaction feeling that I am doing some worthwhile tasks to help the busy admin team. I also love the sense of commitment to Challengers that all the staff members have.

  • Janet McMinnies
    Janet McMinnies: Communications Team Volunteer

    I have been a volunteer with Challengers since 2013 and loved every minute of it. They are a great team and made me feel so welcome right from the start. Challengers achieves amazing results and it gives me such pleasure to be a small part of this.

  • Penny Foster
    Penny Foster:  Scheme Volunteer

    Being a part of a Challengers team is amazing and one of the best experiences I have ever had. There is not a place quite like Challengers and its community of bubbly and enthusiastic children, young people and staff – it is unique.

    For me becoming a Challengers volunteer has also been very useful as I am currently studying childcare & development. I strongly urge anyone who is thinking about coming to volunteer to just fill in the application form and send it off!

I feel useful. The flexible hours are great. The people are ... amazing!

– Office volunteer