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Volunteers’ Week 2021 - A Time To Say Thanks!

Volunteers’ Week takes place between the 1st-7th June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution our community volunteers make to where we live, and to ultimately say a big thank you!


We have lots of volunteers in our area, whether that’s as part of Church groups, youth organisations, sports associations and so on; we have so many that we are proud of and that deserve our appreciation. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role during the pandemic and the subsequent response.


During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to people in their communities – just as many do every year. Orchestrated by NCVO (a membership organisation that champions the voluntary sector and volunteering) this 37th annual Volunteers’ Week follows a central daily theme:


TUESDAY 1st JUNE: VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK LAUNCH – A TIME TO SAY THANKS We want to make sure everyone is aware that this is a week to recognise their impact, think about volunteering and plan to support volunteering in the future.


WEDNESDAY 2nd JUNE: POWER OF YOUTH DAY

Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action.


THURSDAY 3rd JUNE: EMPLOYER-SUPPORTED & SKILLED VOLUNTEERING DAY

We want to recognise the continued contributions of skilled and employer[1]supported volunteers by showcasing their impact around the UK.


FRIDAY 4th JUNE: HOME NATIONS’ DAY

On this day, our national bodies and partners celebrate a theme relevant to their local area.


SATURDAY 5th JUNE: ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION DAY

To coincide with World Environment Day, we are focusing on all the environmental volunteering that takes place every day.


SUNDAY 6th JUNE: THE BIG LUNCH

You can join in online, on your doorstep, in a park or over the fence (guidelines permitting!). This is your chance to celebrate community connections, recognise fellow volunteers and talk to others about your experience volunteering.


MONDAY 7th JUNE: A TIME TO SAY THANKS

Let’s say a huge thank you to all those incredible volunteers and celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.


If you feel inspired to volunteer your time to help others or would like to find out more about Volunteers’ Week and what else is going on, please visit their website:


https://volunteersweek.org/