Volunteers' Week Scotland 1-7 June 2020

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Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.

Although it's more important than ever for us to recognise and support volunteers, we've decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many of the things we'd usually do around this time. Like many across the volunteering sector, our focus is on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus.

As well as helping others, Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer, assisting volunteers in gaining new skills and boosting self-esteem. There are many voluntary organisations in the UK that rely on volunteers to help others.

People locally have stepped up to help in ways we have never seen before and we would like to hear about any good news stories, positive experiences and engage in the sharing of advice and good practise.

Click here or on the Volunteers' Week logo above to go to the website for more information on how to 'get involved'. Click here to go straight to their Resources page for downloads etc. 

Click here to follow Volunteers' Week Scotland on Twitter or here to follow Volunteer Scotland on Facebook