Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, is joining with local charities’ and voluntary groups to celebrate local volunteers as part of Volunteers’ Week 2018.
From trustees or campaigners to carers and fundraisers, volunteers make a huge and unique contribution to their local community, and Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to thank them. Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.
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.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Volunteers’ Week is an excellent opportunity to remember the almost 12 million people who volunteer at least once a month in the UK. There are countless individual stories of people devoting their time and energy to good causes with millions of pounds raised by fundraising and running events – let’s celebrate them.”
Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said:
“Volunteers’ Week gives charities’ and voluntary organisations the perfect opportunity to thank every one of the fantastic volunteers they work with. It is a chance to recognise that however volunteers give their time or skills, their contribution makes a huge difference to their community.
“This Volunteers’ Week we are championing volunteering for all. Many organisations offer flexible, short-term and even remote volunteering opportunities. So, whether you work in a busy full-time role, or you are about to retire with a little more time on your hands, there is a volunteering opportunity that is right for you.”