What is Volunteers’ Week?

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.

Here you’ll find inspiring volunteering stories, ways to get involved in the week, and free downloadable resources to help make your celebrations a success.

The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. NCVO now leads this UK-wide campaign.

Volunteers’ Week themed days

Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June

All in a picture! Share your best volunteering pictures on Twitter and Instagram using #VolunteersWeek – the more diverse the better!

Monday 4 June

As well as tweeting about volunteering for all, we’ll also be saying happy birthday to the NHS – 70 this year!

Tuesday 5 June

We’ll be placing the spotlight on young volunteers.

Wednesday 6 June

Tweeting about all the ways volunteers get involved in sports and physical activity.

Volunteering for all

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

When thanking your volunteers this year, take a moment to remember each and every one of them. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, this is a great time to think about the fantastic contribution all your volunteers make.

It’s also a chance to think about what volunteering for everyone means to you. How can you celebrate people from every walk of life who are getting involved in volunteering?

Take a look at these resources to help you open up volunteering in your organisation to all.