Volunteers Week 2021: A Message From Reverend Bruce

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Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and it's a chance to recognise and say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

Every year people from all walks of life around the UK take time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities. One of our volunteer Telephone Befrienders, Reverend Bruce, has a message in light of Volunteers’ Week…


“I have been part of the DCA Telephone Befriending service for a few years now and I’ve found one of the joys is sharing conversations, building relationships and offering a supportive, listening ear, to all our wonderful carers.

For some this may be the only regular contact they receive, a true lifeline. I’m also aware how isolated some people can feel and this includes spiritual isolation and that’s where I might be of some help, as I’m also an Anglican Priest.

So, after a conversation with the DCA, I thought I would offer myself as a point of contact for prayers or conversations for anyone within the network. I can be contacted via email in revbruce18@gmail.com, and will try to come back to you as soon as possible.

Please remember I am always praying for all the wonderful work that DCA and its Carers and the befrienders network undertake, so you are never alone.”


If you’re interested in volunteering for Derbyshire Carers Association, more information can be found on our Telephone Befriending Service.

Similarly, you can also contact us directly by calling 01773 833 833 or emailing info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk


For more information of Volunteers Week, please visit www.volunteersweek.org