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.
VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK TEAM IN SCOTLAND
In 2016 the Scottish Volunteering Forum formed a Volunteers’ Week sub-group to further develop the campaign in Scotland. The sub-group consists of local and national organisations who each provide a unique perspective and understanding of the voluntary sector and volunteering. This allows the campaign to reach charities and organisations large and small across Scotland and the UK.