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Volunteer encourages anyone with some spare time to consider volunteering for Rainbow Trust

A volunteer for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is calling on more volunteers to come forward and help support families with a seriously ill child to mark Volunteers Week.

Data scientist Gabriela Manzella, applied to be a volunteer with Rainbow Trust in 2020 just before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now she is calling on others to join her and volunteer to help families with a life-threatened or terminally ill child. The charity has seen a steep fall in volunteer numbers since the pandemic began with a decline of 28% from its volunteering community.

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. When a child has a serious illness, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with an expert Family Support Worker who enables them to make the most of time together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed. The COVID-19 pandemic piled further unimaginable pressure onto these parents and children, and the charity’s Family Support Workers continue to provide a lifeline to them.

Rainbow Trust has ten different volunteer positions available, ranging from office volunteers and drivers to family support volunteers and regional ambassadors. Rainbow Trust relies on the dedication of its team of 250 volunteers. Whether you can give a few hours, a day or two or want to become a lifelong volunteer, your time really does count.