What is Volunteers Week and Why is It Important?
04 Apr 2023 by Libby Mahoney
Volunteers Week takes place every year on 1st to 7th June, to celebrate the contribution that millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities.
Each year, community and voluntary organisations across the country use the week to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers have in our community and to say thank you, raise awareness and showcase the huge difference volunteering makes.
Volunteers’ Week 2023 is a time to celebrate and inspire. The week aims to highlight that our diversity is our strength, show that there is more than one way to volunteer and encourage people to be the change that we want to see.
Volunteers are always active at the heart of every UK community so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and recognise their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole has never been more important.
Let SCVO help you to do this, by emailing us at email@example.com with your good news stories and we’ll help to share your story to inspire others to volunteer.
Why is Volunteering Important?
Volunteering is one of the most vital community practices happening for social, environmental and economic change, ensuring a lasting difference with its ability to change people’s mindsets, attitudes and behaviours.
Volunteering has also been shown to improve the wellbeing of volunteers. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you to gain valuable new skills and experiences, boost your confidence and create new social circles.
Do You Want to Volunteer but Don’t Know Where to Start?
There are all kinds of volunteering roles out there, contributing to different causes across Sandwell. And there’s no better time to find out about all the great volunteer opportunities than Volunteers Week.
Visit to find Let’s Go Sandwell – www.letsgosandwell.info to view current volunteer roles available in Sandwell.
Are you a Sandwell organisation looking to promote your current volunteer roles and opportunities? Then drop Kim Fuller, SCVO’s Growing Participation and Volunteer Mentor a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Together we can do more through volunteering!