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.
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
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
- Using the Volunteers Week logo
- Awarding volunteers and groups with a Volunteers' Week
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will post them on this website. Send information to upload to
the events section of the national volunteering opportunities
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!