Volunteers' Week - 'volunteering for all'. 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.

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 epsjpeg formats
- 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 A3 poster
Recipes for a successful Volunteers' Week
Click on the links below to see what others have done to celebrate Volunteers' Week.

Recipe for a successful VW ABMU 200x150



Undercover Boss, Health Board Executive Directors spent time going "undercover" and shadowing health board volunteers 


Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK 'Play your cards right'night




CVSC Volunteer celebrationCVSC Volunteer celebration

Discovery Student Volunteering SwanseaDiscovery Student Volunteering Swansea Taster sessions





Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support Afternoon tea with speakers and awards ceremony





PAVS Volunteers' Fair

PAVS Volunteers' Fair and Volunteer of the Year Awards




Swansea Volunteering Forum  Swansea Volunteering Forum Event for volunteers and volunteer managers





SCVS 'SHINE! You make the difference!'  SCVS 'SHINE! You make the difference!' Photographic exhibition





 Sport WalesSport Wales Promotion on social media






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!