Volunteer Week 2020

Each year during the first week of June we celebrates the UK’s fantastic network of volunteers and we feel that this year it is even more relevant after the country’s phenomenal effort to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more:

Volunteers Week is organised by the NCVO every year in the first week of June and gives the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of volunteers in the UK. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the message this year is one of thanks, with country still facing a testing time to come through. The normal celebrations of Volunteers Week may be on hold but we feel it’s more important than ever to thank volunteers for the work they have done and continue to do.

GRCC want to thank volunteers in Gloucestershire for the efforts that have supported us through an incredibly challenging time. It is estimated that 10 million adults volunteered in the UK during this period (Guardian). Through helping neighbours, calling people who live alone and collecting prescriptions, as well as hundreds of other acts of kindness, volunteers have kept spirits up and performed vital roles within the community.

More information about Volunteers Week and volunteering in general can be found by visiting the NCVO website and our GRCC volunteering page.

If you are responsible for volunteers in your organisation, then GRCC are hosting a Volunteer Managers’ Network over Zoom on Monday 8 June at 2.15pm – 3.15pm. This network is exclusively for volunteer managers in Gloucestershire and will concentrate on how COVID-19 is affecting volunteering and the support your community group or organisation may need as restrictions are lifted. Please contact angelag@grcc.org.uk to book your place.