Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

7 May 2021 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 7 May 2021

Volunteers Week 2021

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is a time to say thanks. We all know that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

This 37th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during the #MonthofCommunity. Running throughout June, #MonthOfCommunity brings together some great organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with the wide variety of activity happening in our local communities.

You can get involved

  • Celebrate - thank you cards, certificates, virtual displays, online events, sharing on social media, outside activities, community walks
  • Raise awareness - social media, local newspapers, videos, local radio
  • Develop - volunteering campaigns, inductions, training
  • Collaborate - Volunteer Now, volunteer centres, other organisations, networks, local councils, businesses 

This year’s Volunteers’ Week festivities also includes The Big Lunch. What better way to celebrate the impact volunteers have in their communities than The Big Lunch! This weekend is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours and communities. On 6 June, 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.

Resources

Volunteers week website has lots of great resources for Volunteers' week and also on managing and thanking volunteers and using social media

Volunteer Now  - has a wealth of information and resources on volunteering and training courses

You can register your volunteering opportunities or register if you would like to volunteer with Volunteer Now Be Collective 

We would love to share your stories of volunteering and share your thanks to your volunteers so please tag us on social media or contact Shauna with your story.

We are looking forward to you joining us for Volunteers’ Week 2021 to recognise the huge role volunteers play in our communities.

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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