Recognising the contribution of volunteers to communities around the UK
Volunteers’ Week takes place every year between 1-7 June every year and is dedicated to thanking volunteers and to give recognition not only to them but to the huge difference they make to people and their communities.
It's been a difficult few years and it goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. The coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by the UK’s volunteers.
This year Volunteers’ Week falls during a time of national celebration during the Platinum Jubilee when there are opportunities throughout the week to recognise and thank volunteers.
"Volunteers’ Week is a brilliant moment to pause and express our immense gratitude to the people that underpin all that we do, the volunteers. They really are utterly integral to society and have never been needed more. I’m very much looking forward to celebrating their invaluable contribution this Volunteers’ Week."
Catherine Johnstone CBE, Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service