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Volunteers' Week

Watch this space for information about Volunteers’ Week 2025.

In the meantime, access guidance to help you find a volunteering opportunity, or celebrate your volunteers.

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Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to society and help others, which in turn makes you feel great.

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Download and print cards, certificates, banners and more, plus use social media templates to publicly thank your volunteers.

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What our Volunteers' Week partners say

For 40 years Volunteers’ Week has provided a focus to thank and recognise volunteers. It’s wonderful to think of all the time, care and support that’s been given over that time, and the huge difference it’s made to so many lives.

Denise Hayward: Chief Executive, Volunteer Now

Volunteers’ Week is always a special time of year. It’s so important to take a moment to recognise and thank everyone who gives their time to help out in their communities with charities and other good causes.

Ruth Marks: Chief Executive, WCVA

Happy 40th anniversary, Volunteers’ Week! An amazing milestone for a campaign that recognises the diversity of our volunteers and celebrates the difference that volunteering makes in Scotland and across the UK.

Alan Stevenson: Chief Executive, Volunteer Scotland

Across the country, all year round, and in a million ways, volunteers make an enormous contribution to their communities. Lets celebrate the impact of their tireless efforts and say a big thank you for all they do.

Sarah Vibert: Chief Executive, NCVO