Date published: 10 December 2019 by Anna Jackson
A volunteer who has given more than 2,500 hours of her time to Rainbow Trust has won an award celebrating her dedication and commitment to volunteering.
Chloe Smith started volunteering at Rainbow Trust seven years ago, after looking for an opportunity to give back to her local community and support children and their families. Chloe volunteers at our Head Office and has helped with a wide variety of tasks over the years. She was nominated by three different members of staff – a real testament to the impact she has as a volunteer.
She volunteers for a day and a half per week, supporting with a range of tasks including counting all of the cash that comes in each week, research projects, as well as being a pro with the laminator and proofreading all of our family assessment packs as she assembles them. Nothing is too much trouble for Chloe, and she gets stuck in to even the most repetitive of tasks without a grumble.
Everyone knows Chloe and stops by to say hello to her – she is such a positive person who brings a smile to everyone, both staff and other volunteers and she makes the office brighter every day that she is here.
In recognition of her commitment, Chloe was nominated and for and received an award through our partnership with Room to Reward, a charity that partners with the hospitality industry to provide free short breaks for exceptional volunteers.
When asked what it means to her to receive this award, Chloe said:
“I feel really honoured to win a Room to Reward award. It’s so nice to know that other people think of me in this way. I feel very proud. I’m hoping to use my prize by going to stay near my godparents, who live in Somerset, and have a lovely break with family.”
Maddie Thomas, Volunteer Development Manager, said:
“We are all so proud of Chloe for winning this award. It’s hugely deserved as her dedication to her role has been noticed by everyone who works at Head Office. She’s an inspiration!”
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