Using social media

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


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:

Friday 1 June, 11.00 – 12.00

Twitter launch party

Use #VolunteersWeek to celebrate the start of Volunteers Week 2018 and all the ways volunteers give their time

Last year we trended worldwide – let’s do it again!

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June

All in a picture

Share your best volunteering pics 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!

Also on Monday 4 June, 14.00 – 15.00

Twitter chat for volunteer managers

Join us, @NCVOvolunteers, and the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM), @AVMtweets on Twitter to discuss the best ways to thank volunteers #VolunteersWeek #SayingThanks

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.

Wednesday 6 June, 14.00 – 15.00

Time for another Twitter party!

Remember to use #VolunteersWeek to celebrate all the ways volunteers give their time.

Thursday 7 June, 13.00 – 14.00

#VolunteersWeek wrap party

A celebration of the different people who give time.

From trustees to CEO – a great day for getting your whole organisations tweeting thanks to volunteers.

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.

New to social media

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