This week, as we celebrate 40 years of Volunteer’s Week, Cedar joins the many organisations throughout Northern Ireland in recognising and celebrating the incredible impact volunteers have in our communities.  

Cedar volunteers are as diverse as the many roles they carry out within the organisation. These include volunteer drivers, support workers, administration support, grounds maintenance and staff support. Our volunteers dedicate their time, skills and experience to enhance the services we provide and improve the overall experience of Cedar service user’s. 

Volunteering can help people build connections, grows skills, enhance personal wellbeing and provide the opportunity to give back to society. This week we have heard from Donna who has made friends and built connections by volunteering at Cedar; we have heard from Jessica who has developed skills which she believes will benefit her throughout her life; we have heard from Shaun who told us how volunteering adds to his personal wellbeing and we heard from Richard who volunteers with Cedar as a way to give back to people who helped him through a difficult time in his life.  

As we celebrate Volunteers Week, we welcome this opportunity to show our appreciation to Cedar’s many Volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping others, enhancing our services and complementing our staff team. Although our volunteers’ stories throughout the week have highlighted how they feel they have benefitted from volunteering, Cedar fully recognises the generous, caring, compassionate people that add so much to Cedar and the wider community – it is our privilege to have them as part of the Cedar family. 

Thank you to all our Volunteers. 

Click on the link to hear from Myna Evans Chair of our Executive Committee

Click the link to find out more on volunteering here with us at Cedar: Explore Volunteer Opportunities | The Cedar Foundation (