Volunteers Week 2021




Recognising the contribution of volunteers to communities during coronavirus

Despite the restrictions coronavirus has placed on our daily lives, volunteers and charities in Islington have been active through lockdowns and new waves of restrictions to support people, their communities and local environments.

We want to recognise all of those who have continued delivering vital work as volunteers over the past months, people that volunteered for the first time in their lives to be part of the covid response but also all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic.
Volunteers are always active in the heart of our community. They are behind many of the services we all rely on. Some are now volunteering online from home, others in person with a local charity or organisation. Their crucial contribution has not stopped, despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in, and will continue as an important part of the nation’s recovery.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by volunteers. That is why, on #VolunteersWeek, it’s time to say: thank you volunteers!

Meet some of the Islington volunteers and their journeys here