What is Volunteers’ Week?

Volunteers’ Week takes place every year from the 1st – 7th June and is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.

The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. NCVO now leads this UK-wide campaign along with Volunteer Now (Ireland), Volunteer Scotland (Scotland) and WCVA (Wales). Click here to view the National Volunteers’ Week website.

2019 is ‘time to celebrate!’

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

When thanking your volunteers this year, take a moment to remember each and every one of them. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, this is a great time to think about the fantastic contribution all your volunteers make.

It’s also a chance to think about what volunteering for everyone means to you. How can you celebrate people from every walk of life who are getting involved in volunteering?

Click here to download the Volunteers’ Week Scot Resource Pack.

Highlights from 2018

2018 was the best year yet for Volunteers’ Week in Scotland. We celebrated the diversity of Scotland’s volunteers and volunteering and saw a 17% increase in Partners sign ups and over 3 million reach on social media with the #VolunteersWeekScot hashtag.

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Organisations signed up as Partners in 2018
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Tweets with #VolunteersWeekScot
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Overall reach on social media with #VolunteersWeekScot