The Brick Celebrates Volunteers for National Volunteers Week

The Brick hosted a special celebration event this week, at The Brick Community Stadium, to celebrate its, more than 100 volunteers, to mark this year’s National Volunteers Week.


The volunteer celebration event was attended by volunteers and staff, to thank all the hardworking volunteers for everything that they do to support the charity and the people from the community that The Brick works with.


The event included an afternoon tea for all the volunteers to enjoy, a Wigan themed quiz, a fun raffle and speeches from The Brick CEO Keely Dalfen and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Rosemary Corns.


The volunteers were also treated to a special performance from bands from TMP College who came along to play a range of popular songs to really get the party started!


Roy Stanley Prescott, 67 from Whelley started volunteering for The Brick almost two years ago after he lost his wife. Roy made the decision to volunteer to find a purpose in his life once again.


Roy said: “I get a great feeling of doing something useful from volunteering and I would encourage anyone to volunteer. You meet some great people, and you are doing something for the local community.”


Volunteer Sam Elderfield, 33, from Bolton said: “I started volunteering for The Brick six months ago. I wanted to find a charity that was passionate about helping local people in crisis and that’s exactly what The Brick does. 

“There are many things I enjoy about volunteering and all the staff and volunteers are friendly and welcoming and make you instantly feel like part of the Brick family. Every day is different and there is always something to do and get stuck into. For anyone thinking about starting to volunteer, I would say go for it! Let 2024 be the year you make a difference in your local community. You won’t regret it.”


Keely Dalfen CEO at The Brick said: “The ongoing commitment and support of our volunteers is extremely humbling. We have 111 volunteers who all give up their spare time to work at The Brick across all our services, from working at our night shelters, helping out at our food community, through to working in our shops.  Quite simply, we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, so from myself and all the staff at The Brick we wanted to celebrate each and every volunteer at this special event.”


If you would like to volunteer at The Brick, you can email Volunteer Coordinator Rosemary Corns at  or you can visit The Brick for further information.