Authors: Lee Dale, Community Development Coordinator, VOICES & Penny Vincent, All The Small Things CIC
What is Volunteers week?
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too.
It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences and boost your confidence.
Volunteers Week takes place between the 1st and 7th of June every year. It’s a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been, and remains on, supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus.
It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response and it’s important that we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of current volunteers.
We are looking forward to Volunteers’ Week 2021 to recognise the huge role volunteers have played.
Big Workshop Day – 2nd June 2021
In collaboration VOICES, 1000 lives, Expert Citizens CIC and All the small things will be holding a workshop day where we have a schedule of learning topics to develop new skills related to volunteering and people interested in taking social action.
In addition to this we will also have a ‘Got it want it’ activity for people to offer skills, time, knowledge and to ask for things they may need.
If this is something that you would like to participate in or would simply like to find out more you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0751 881 3131.
Big Thank You North Staffordshire – 4th June 2021
The Big Thank You is your chance to recognise and celebrate community helpers and volunteers in North Staffordshire (Stoke on Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Moorlands).
Is there someone in your community who has been a lifeline to you or other people over the time of the COVID-19 pandemic? Who has gone ‘the extra mile’, been an inspiration and helped their community?
We want to celebrate all that is positive about people in North Staffs. We would love to hear from YOU.
To say thank you to someone, please fill in this Thank You form online.
If you don’t have access to the internet, please phone Lynne on 0751 881 3131
Please fill in the form or phone us by Friday 28th May at 5pm – (Please use a new form for each person, organisation or group you want to nominate)
All the people who we hear about and all the people who nominate someone are invited to Big Thank You Celebration in Volunteers Week on Friday 4th June from 10.30am – 12.30pm, on Zoom online.
There will be entertainment on the day, we will hear from people willing to share their stories as well as a big thank you going out to everyone who is nominated.
We hope you can join us and make this years National Volunteers Week the best one yet!