Find out about national and local events across the UK that aim to influence or raise awareness about issues faced by older people, preventative care or volunteering. We hope to be at many of them, so if you see us come over and say hello.

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  1. Student Volunteering Week

    Monday, 20 February 2017

    Student Volunteering Week is a nationwide celebration of student volunteering. It brings together organisations to promote and celebrate the volunteering efforts of students across universities and colleges in the UK.

  2. World Book Day

    Thursday, 02 March 2017

    World Book Day is the biggest celebration of authors, illustrations and reading. It has been designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celetration of books and reading, marked in over 100 countries. Royal Voluntary Service is proud to support World Book Day through our Home Library Services.

  3. Nutrition & Hydration Week

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Nutrition & Hydration Week helps raise awareness of the importance of good nutritional care, which includes hydration, in all social and healthcare settings throughout the UK

  4. Dementia Awareness Week

    Sunday, 14 May 2017

    Dementia Awareness Week is all about opening up. For anyone anyone who's concerned about dementia to stop bottling it up and to talk to Alzheimer's Society.

  5. Volunteers' Week

    Thursday, 01 June 2017

    Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The Week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too.

  6. The Great Get Together

    Saturday, 17 June 2017

    One year after Jo Cox was killed, people across the country will join together in their communities to share food, conversation and celebrate what we have in common.

  7. Carers Week

    Monday, 12 June 2017

    Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign. Its aim is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for.

  8. The Big Lunch

    Sunday, 18 June 2017

    Take part in the nationwide get-together for neighbours – a great excuse to get to know people, try new things and have a party!

  9. Gas Safety Week

    Monday, 18 September 2017

    Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

  10. Older People's Day

    Sunday, 01 October 2017

    People are living longer, let's celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.


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