Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities.
Join us this year to celebrate and inspire!
Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year.
It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small organisations as well as larger, household-name charities.
Together they run hundreds of activities across the UK, which showcase and celebrate volunteers and their contribution to our communities.
Volunteers’ Week 2023 is a time to celebrate and inspire.
We aim to highlight that our diversity is our strength, show that there’s more than one way to volunteer and encourage people to be the change that we want to see.
Volunteers are always active at the heart of every UK community.
So, taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and recognise their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society have never been more important.
Whether you have volunteered for charity work before or are new to the voluntary sector, Cotswold Friends has the right role for you. With a wide variety of volunteering options.
Every year hundreds of events, both online and in–person, take place to celebrate Volunteers’ Week and the huge range of ways in which volunteers give their time. This year will be no different.
We are looking forward to you joining us as a volunteer to recognise the huge role volunteers play in our communities.
Our services run throughout the year, so we can always find a volunteering time to suit you.
Your time commitment can be as much or as little as you can offer or you could provide occasional support, such as holiday cover for regular volunteers.
You just need to be committed to the level of support you have offered, so we know that we can rely on you.
If you would like to drive, befriend, support full-time carers with respite, help at lunch clubs or set up a new social group, just let us know.
Volunteering is enjoyable and rewarding.
Some of our volunteers join us because they want to meet people, some want to use the skills they have acquired during a lifetime of work and life experience. Others want to learn new skills, perhaps to help them with future employment.