National Civil War Centre

Volunteer Insights - Vivienne

‌Vivienne has volunteered with the National Civil War Centre from the very beginning in May 2015. She's been involved with countless projects from working on Visitor Welcome to facilitating Children’s Crafts and Activities in the holidays and has also taken charge of the Gardening volunteers, planting the Tudor courtyard borders with herbs from the Tudor and Stuart periods. Vivienne has also been one of the volunteers that helps with our monthly Quiet Sessions in the Centre and is on the Friends committee. Her volunteering efforts aren't exlcusive to us though as Vivienne is also part of the Newark in Bloom committee and does fantastic work with MySight in Newark. She has written a small piece about the work that she does with them, below:

"My Sight Newark is a volunteer run local group for people with sight loss. We meet three times a month in Newark for social activities, technical support and equipment information and advice.

Although we are a hub group of My Sight Nottinghamshire we have four local volunteers who co-ordinate and run all the activities and fundraise to support all our meetings and events. We currently also have two volunteer drivers to help bring our members to the meetings.

Our meetings include art group sessions, exercise and walking activities, speakers on a wide range of interesting subjects and social get-togethers, cooking our own lunches and trips out and about.

During ‘lockdown’ we are supporting all our members with activities which they can do on their own at home, with phone calls to stay in contact, email challenges, adapted quizzes and crossword sessions and general support."

Thank you Vivienne!