Brighton and Hove’s Amazing Volunteers

We couldn't do what we do without volunteers supporting our work. Today we'd like to take a moment to thank some of them, and also to pay tribute to all the volunteers who work across Brighton and Hove.

We owe so much to the volunteers who work with TDC and all the volunteers that support our partner organisations and the community groups we work with. They are simply essential to our work tackling inequality in Brighton and Hove. There is no TDC without them. Everyone is important and everyone is included. 

"Thank you to Lee and the other community members who volunteered their time to beautify the new path and the green spaces on the Craven Vale estate. The seasonal changes in the flowers have brought the residents much joy."

Youth and Community Worker 

From all of us at TDC, thank you Lee and all the Craven Vale volunteers

"I would like to highlight the work of the Due East Brighton Trustees in Whitehawk during volunteer week.  They really stepped up to the plate and supported 2 new groups to apply for funding and held it for them as they didn’t have bank accounts. This would have been a massive barrier to running their needed activities for older people and children and families.  Both these groups are thriving with your support.

You went further and supported groups with donations towards their activities and events which were so needed last year to help people reconnect in green spaces.   A special thank you must go to Patrick and Mouyor who volunteered to do the catering at several events, your BBQ skills are something to behold and watching you catering for over 150 people was a learning curve!

The Trustees also held Healthy Neighbourhood Funding and gave small grants to local groups to support run activities to lessen isolation and funded a new East Brighton Directory of activities so residents across the area could have improved access to information and support.  Without your help many of these things might not have happened.   Sometimes, I don’t think you realise how instrumental you are locally, so I wanted to make sure you all received a very big thank you during volunteers week."

Claire Burchell
Community Development Manager

From all of us at TDC, thank you to the Due East Trustees

"We love the commitment and energy volunteers bring to youth sessions in the TDC Youth Team. Recently we have been super lucky to have some amazing volunteers supporting our youth sessions and we wanted to give them a shout out for Volunteers Week

Abi Angus supported our Curiosity Project in Whitehawk helping the young people to learn about science and technology and how we use them in the real world. Abi has also supported the Youth Wise event we had in February, getting young peoples opinions about the Cost of Living Crisis.

Matilda Bacon and Lucy Culham joined us from the University of Brighton for 3 months and got involved with a variety of work in the Youth Team. They joined in youth sessions in Moulsecoomb, Woodingdean and Whitehawk and also were a massive help on the Hospital Youth Work Project as they put together information and support packs for young people referred to the project.

Lauran Kinsey is our newest recruit. Having come to youth projects for the past 3 years, Lauran has now turned 18 and is learning the role of Young Leader with our youth session on the Bristol Estate."


Caroline Vitta 
Senior Youth Work Manager  

From all of us at TDC, thank you to Abi, Lucy, Matilda and Lauren

"I would like to thank the whole Hawks 50+ group for all your invaluable volunteering at the group in helping the group run smoothly. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all."

Project SupportWorker

From all of us at TDC, thank you to the HAWKS 50+ Group

"Sami Ahmed started volunteering with the TDC Youth Team in February this year.  His first youth club session was making pancakes with the Junior Group at Woodingdean Youth Centre he did a brilliant job (at helping the young people cook and at dealing with their banter!).  Sami works at the Junior Youth Group every Tuesday and on Thursdays he works on the MY G (Moulsecoomb Young Mens Group). He has been a brilliant asset to our teams with his get stuck in attitude, humour and friendly nature.

We were really proud to read about his recent project ‘Do they Know It’s Eid’ and so wanted to give it a little shoutout. The project set out to deliver meals to homeless charities over Eid. What a fantastic idea! Read about it in here.

You can also follow the project on Instagram or Twitter"

Caroline Vitta 
Senior Youth Work Manager  

From all of us at TDC, thank you to Sami

"A big thank you to Katie, Olga and Christine for volunteering at St Cuthmans with the translation in Arabic, Ukranian and Russian. Your help has been truly invaluable. You have also been a hugh help gathering all the people in for the ESOL classes in the Hawks at Whitehawk library."

Community Development Worker

From all of us at TDC, thank you to Katie, Olga and Christine

"Huge big up and thanks to our amazing volunteers under the #ActOnCancerTogether project – Jilly, Stephen, Irene, Peter, and Darine.  Their generosity in sharing their time and experiences is awe-inspiring and essential to helping us get other people in the city diagnosed for cancer as early as possible.  Thank you guys!"

Marie Benton
Senior Health and Communications Manager

From all of us at TDC, thank you to Jilly, Stephen, Irene, Peter and Darine

"A huge thank you to Dean for all of his help in the office. Dean has been such a core part of the central team and his help keeps the office running smoothly. Thanks Dean!"

Cerys Evans
Office Co-ordinator

From all of us at TDC, thank you to Dean.

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