Volunteers' Week - time to say 'thank you'! Volunteers' Week is an annual UK festival of volunteering. The main aims of the Week are to recognise, reward and recruit volunteers.

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Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers that takes place every year in June. Up and down the country there will be parties, award events and outings, recruitment fayres and exhibitions taking place, to recruit, reward and recognise volunteers.

This year the week has been extended in order to mark celebrations associated with the Queen's 90th birthday. The Queen has been patron to more than 600 charities and organisations and so the Week has been extended to a fortnight to encompass a Patrons lunch on 12th June.  Local communities are encouraged to participate by holding their own street party or event, and to use this opportunity to support their local communities through fundraising or volunteering.

Volunteers' Week began in 1984. Each year more organisations get involved, hosting a variety events throughout Wales, including award presentations, information stands and community events.

Why not celebrate Volunteers' Week with your volunteers by, for example:
- Using the Volunteers Week logo
- Awarding volunteers and groups with a Volunteers' Week volunteer certificate; group certificate
- Getting media publicity for what volunteers do
- Holding a special 'thank you' event

Publicise your event as widely as possible.
Send details of your plans to nnicholls@wcva.org.uk and we will post them on this website. Send information to upload to the events section of the national volunteering opportunities website www.volunteering-wales.net

Tweet about what's happening, using #volunteersweek and send your tweets to us @VolWales (and retweet what others are doing)

Whatever you do, have an enjoyable Volunteers' Week!