Time to say a big Oddfellows "thank you"

As the UK marks National Volunteers’ Week on 1-7 June, the Oddfellows would like to say thank you to, and formally recognise, all the people who have selflessly stepped forward to help those in need in ways we’ve never seen before.

Oddfellows on a video conferencing call

 It’s true that lights shine brightest on the darkest of days as, since the start of the pandemic, we’ve witnessed countless acts of kindness and the best of humankind.

Jane Nelson, CEO, says, “Oddfellows has its own very special brand of friendship which goes a long way in helping our members through some difficult times, and these past few weeks have been extremely difficult for so many people. We are incredibly proud of each and every one of our Branches and all our volunteers for the fantastic way that they all rose to the challenge, and we can’t thank them enough for their efforts.”

Our most heartfelt thanks go to the individuals who have given their time freely to be a friend to those in desperate need.

As with other local organisations supporting older or vulnerable people in the area, including many who live alone or who are shielding, our volunteers have made a huge difference to the scale of help we can offer, such as making welfare check-in calls, organising essential shopping and providing company through befriending and virtual events.

Enjoy a cup of tea with our online events

Once again, our most heartfelt thanks go to the individuals who have given their time freely to be a friend to those in desperate need. We will not forget your kindness, and we hope that their example continues to inspire many others to offer their help where possible, long into the future.

If you'd like to find out more about member volunteering opportunities, please visit the volunteers section of our website.