VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2018
Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.
As well as helping others, Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer, assisting volunteers in gaining new skills and boosting self-esteem. There are many voluntary organisations in the UK that rely on volunteers to help others.
First established in 1984 by Volunteering England, the event is now coordinated by NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).
This year the theme for Volunteers Week is “Volunteering for All” to celebrate the fact that volunteers can come from all communities and background, carrying out a diverse range of roles. It is also designed to help organisations think about how they can successfully open up volunteering opportunities to all and increase diversity in their volunteer base and trustees.
Further information can be found at www.volunteersweek.org