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Volunteer Takeover

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2021) is an annual UK-wide celebration of the contribution that millions of wonderful people make through volunteering. To mark the week, we handed over the keys to the Virtual Village Hall to volunteers and NHS Volunteer Responders to showcase their fantastic skills and talents.  

Royal Voluntary Service Chief Executive, Catherine Johnstone CBE, launched the Volunteer Takeover and reflected on the last year, thanking volunteers for their remarkable contribution and highlighting the forthcoming Thank You Day on 4th July, a nationwide day of thanks for those in local communities that have helped us though the pandemic.  

Throughout the Volunteers’ Week Takeover from 1-7 June, volunteers hosted a wide range of free classes and activities to join in with at home. From dancing to crafts, singing to Yoga, there was something for everyone to try.

You'll be able to catch up with all the session later on Facebook, or here on the Virtual Village Hall.   

Visit our website if you’d like to find out more about volunteering with us and to search for volunteering opportunities available.

Catherine Johnstone CBE, CEO, Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service CEO, Catherine Johnstone CBE, welcomes us to the Volunteers’ Week Volunteer Takeover at the Virtual Village Hall.

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Tutor: Beth Crowder

Join dance teacher Beth for a fun dance class for all ages and abilities.

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Tutor: Juliet Robinson

Join choir leader and music teacher Juliet for a fun singing session.

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Tutor: Sophie Simpson

Join freelance dance practitioner Sophie for a fun dance session.

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Tutor: Kiaran Weil

Join meditation leader Kiaran for a gentle resilience class for challenging times.

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Tutor: Angela Bell

Join Angela for this interactive cryptic crossword session.

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Tutor: Zoe Bentley

Join yoga teacher Zoe for a 30 minute Hatha yoga class that’s suitable for all levels, particularly beginners.

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Tutor: Rae Wilson

Join Rae for this demonstration of how to make Lemon Curd.

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Tutor: Celia Denis

Join Celia as she introduces us to crochet for beginners.

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Performers: Helen and Bryony Sier

Sit back, relax and enjoy a singing performance by volunteer Helen Sier and her daughter, Bryony.

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