Using social media

Social media is a great – and free – way to publicly celebrate and thank your volunteers.

Not sure about social media? Take a look at our Improve your skills section at the bottom of this page.



This year, Volunteers’ Week is taking to Twitter once more. Be sure to share these dates and links with your volunteers so they can be part of the celebrations across the UK:

Social media plan for the week

Tuesday 1 June

Volunteers’ Week launch – A Time to Say Thanks

Wednesday 2 June

Youth volunteering day

Thursday 3 June

Employer supported and skilled volunteering day

Friday 4 June

Volunteers’ voices day – A chance for volunteers to directly share their stories.

Saturday 5 June

Environment and conservation day

Sunday 6 June

The Big Lunch

Monday 7 June

Volunteers’ Week close – A Time to Say Thanks. Share on social media how you have been recognising volunteers this week.

Get involved

  • Follow @NCVOvolunteers, the official Twitter account for Volunteers’ Week.
  • Use #VolunteersWeek to say ‘thank you’ to your volunteers and join thousands of other organisations in a nationwide show of thanks.
  • Encourage your volunteers to tell their stories with #VolunteersWeek.

Improve your skills

If you’re new to social media or want to brush up your knowledge, here are some useful resources.

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