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National Volunteers’ Week 2021

June 1 @ 09:00 - June 7 @ 19:00

 

Tuesday 1st June: Volunteers’ Week launch
A time to say thanks Join the first day of Volunteers’ Week 2021 online. It’s time to share #VolunteersWeek to celebrate the start of the week and help us trend worldwide again. This year has highlighted the vital role volunteers play across the UK and we want to make sure everyone is aware that this is a week to recognise their impact, think about volunteering ourselves and plan to support volunteering in the future. Share your own story about volunteering during a pandemic over the past 12 months, inspire others to get involved in volunteering, or say thank you to an amazing volunteer you know using #VolunteersWeek!

Wednesday 2nd June: The power of youth
Young people have a huge impact in their communities. Today – in partnership with the #iWill campaign – we will focus on the role of youth volunteering in the daily lives of individuals
and communities, not only during the pandemic. We will showcase that young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow, they are leading changing now in communities all over the
country. Let’s recognise the #PowerOfYouth to creative positive change through volunteering!

Thursday 3rd June: Employer supported and skilled volunteering
Each day people from across the UK use their professional skills and knowledge to make a difference through volunteering. Many employers also support their staff to give back to their communities through volunteering and businesses provide vital support to the work of the voluntary sector. Today we want to recognise the continued contributions of skilled and employer supported volunteers by showcasing their impact around the UK.

Friday 4 June: Home Nations’ Day
Today our national bodies and partners are celebrating a theme relevant to their local community. Please contact your home nation partner for more information.
England Volunteer voices – experiences from volunteers
While the week will be focused on messages of thanks to those that have given their time to support their communities. This day we will be asking volunteers to talk about what they do directly – an opportunity to highlight the benefits of volunteering for both the volunteer and the people they support.

Saturday 5 June: Environment and conservation
To coincide with World Environment Day, we are focusing on all the environmental volunteering that takes place every day. This year the UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow – it is a crucial timeto recognise the impact of volunteering on environmental and conservation initiatives and to call for urgent action to protect our shared planet!

Sunday 6 June: 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. 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.

Monday 7 June: Volunteers’ Week close – A time to say thanks
Share your pictures of how you have celebrated during the week and use #VolunteersWeek! Let’s look back on another fantastic week and let’s say a huge thank you to all those incredible volunteers and celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.

 

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Start:
June 1 @ 09:00
End:
June 7 @ 19:00
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