Happy Volunteers’ Week! Volunteers across the district are being thanked for their contribution during Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. The national campaign, which was established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.
Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals. In Gainsborough alone there are more than 150 different volunteering opportunities available throughout the week from tiny community groups through to larger, well-established charities. They all make up the rich voluntary sector that supports our local community.
Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for people from all walks of life. Whether you are just starting out in life and looking to enhance your C.V with new skills; at a turning point and looking for new experiences or perhaps you are retired and have the time to invest in your local community, whatever your situation, there is a rewarding role waiting for you.
On Wednesday 7th June our popular Voluntary Sector Forum, which is open to anyone who works, volunteers or is associated with any kind of community-focused organisation in the district, will hold a Volunteers’ Week themed celebration. This will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the work of local organisations who make things happen in our communities.
Voluntary Centre Services would also like to take the opportunity to thank our own volunteers, from our board, volunteer advisors, mentors, and website through to our administrative teams- Thank You, we couldn’t do it without you.