Wayne is our Volunteer Manager and his role is focused on promoting and progressing volunteering opportunities across Reach. Like many, Wayne's job was a little different for a while during 2020 when he was able to support our crisis response by delivering wellbeing and activity packs to clients and family carers. Thankfully we took delivery of our new Reach red van, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund shortly before the coronavirus crisis forced us to temporarily close our centres in March 2020.

Now Wayne, our man with a Reach red van posts regularly on here to share what he's been up to and how he's keeping in touch with our wonderful volunteers. We're very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund and Nottinghamshire County Council's Local Improvement Scheme for their flexible approach which enabled us to respond quickly to our clients' needs during 2020.


14th September 2021

Decorating bird boxes

Wayne's Blog

14/9/2021 Yesterday, two clients from Flower Pod Southwell presented The Final Whistle at Southwell with a decorated bird box as a thank you for all the beer bottle tops donated by them. Clients and volunteers ... Read More

1st September 2021

August 2021 Volunteer Round Up

Wayne's Blog

27/08/2021 Hello – hope everyone is well. Clients have continued to return to centres and although many restrictions have been removed we have continued to gradually relax those relating to Volunteers (mainly due to distancing ... Read...

Photo of Wayne leaning against the Reach van
15th June 2021

My interview with the Bramley Newspaper

Wayne's Blog

15/06/2021 Celebrating Volunteers Week at Reach Volunteers across the country have been busy celebrating Volunteers Week. We caught up with Wayne Wilmot, Volunteer Manager at local charity Reach Learning Disability, about the work volunt...

Nicky running a mosaic class at Flower Pod Southwell
20th April 2021

April Volunteer Round Up

Wayne's Blog

16/04/2021 Hello I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful weather we have had this week. We have had horticultural volunteers at both Southwell and Newark Flower Pods this week, and it’s been great ... Read More

11th February 2021

February Volunteer Round Up

Wayne's Blog

11/02/2021 Hello The Reach centres currently remain closed to volunteers due to the pandemic, however we are constantly reviewing the situation and hope to begin a phased reintroduction of volunteers in the near future. Please ... Read More

30th January 2021

January Volunteer Round Up

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29/01/2021 Hello Everyone – hope you are all well The Reach centres currently remain closed to volunteers (apart from Arne who is helping out with client transport, and the ‘composting loo brigade’ at Flower Pod ... Read More

27th November 2020

November Volunteer Round Up

Wayne's Blog

27/11/2020 Hello Everyone, We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Whilst all the Reach centres have still not fully re-opened to pre-covid levels and volunteering opportunities are limited, where it is safe ... Read More

25th September 2020

September Volunteer Round Up

Wayne's Blog

25/09/2020 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Reach centres are continuing to offer an Alternative Delivery Service to our clients. Southwell, Newark, and Mansfield centres continue to ......


Check back regularly for more pictures  of our volunteering activities.