Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution.
These 21 million people are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities every day from improving the environment we live in, spending time with those who may otherwise be lonely and contributing to a range of other essential services and support. We believe such a big contribution is worth a big celebration!
Volunteers’ Week is a chance to be part of the UK’s biggest celebration of volunteering, recognising the contribution of volunteers in their communities across the UK.
NCVO is the national lead for Volunteers’ Week in England, and the week is led by our UK partners, WCVA, Volunteer Scotland, and Volunteer Now.
Date: 1st – 7th June 2018
Location: Events held across the UK
Volunteers’ Week is a long-standing, popular event in the voluntary sector, established in 1984. It is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of events across the UK. These events showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities.
People celebrate in a range of imaginative and creative ways, and you can see some of the best photos from last year’s events on our Volunteers Week Pinterest board.
Click here to go to the Volunteers’ Week website.