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

Saturday and Sunday 1-2 June

‘How are you celebrating?’ – send us your pics on social media and we’ll share them

Monday 3 June

Launch party on Twitter

Tuesday 4 June

Corporate/skilled volunteering day

Volunteering Manager Twitter chat in the evening

Wednesday 5 June

Youth-themed day

Thursday 6 June

Wellbeing and impact day

Friday 7 June

Share with us on social media how you have been celebrating 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.

New to social media

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