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Volunteers Week – A Time to Say Thanks – 1st to 7th June 2021

It's National Volunteers Week - A Time to Say Thanks - 1st to 7th June 2021.

Recognising the contribution of volunteers to communities during coronavirus.
Volunteers’ Week 2021 is a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

This 37th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during the #MonthofCommunity. Running throughout June, #MonthOfCommunity brings together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities happening in our local communities.

Each day follows a central theme to guide your plans for Volunteers’ Week 2021.

Tuesday 1st June: Volunteers' Week Launch - A Time to Say Thanks
Join us for the first day of Volunteers’ Week 2021. This year has highlighted the vital role volunteers play across the UK and we want to make sure everyone is aware that this is a week to recognise their impact, think about volunteering and plan to support volunteering in the future.

Wednesday 2nd June: Power of Youth Day.
On 2 June, Volunteers’ Week is coordinating with the #iwill movement for Power of Youth Day. Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action. This year the focus will be on the incredible efforts that young people have made during the last year – a year impacted by a global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Thursday 3rd June: Employer Supported and Skilled Volunteering Day.
On 3 June, we want to recognise the continued contributions of skilled and employer supported volunteers by showcasing their impact around the UK.

Friday 4th June: Home Nations' Day.
On this day, our national bodies and partners are celebrating a theme relevant to their local community. Please contact your home nation partner for more information.
England Volunteer Voices
This day is a chance for volunteers to talk about what they do directly – an opportunity to highlight the benefits of volunteering for both the volunteer and the people they support.

Saturday 5th June: Environment and Conservation Day.
To coincide with World Environment Day, we are focusing on all the environmental volunteering that takes place every day.

Sunday 6th June: The Big Lunch.
This year’s Volunteers’ Week festivities also include The Big Lunch. What better way to celebrate the impact volunteers have in their communities than The Big Lunch! You can join in online, on your doorstep, in a park, or over the fence (guidelines permitting). This is your chance to celebrate community connections, recognise fellow volunteers and talk to others about your experience volunteering. This weekend in June is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours and communities.

Monday 7th June: Volunteers' Week Close - A Time to Say Thanks.
Thank you to all those incredible volunteers who have committed and worked incredibly hard across Trafford throughout a very tough year.

We are looking forward to you joining us for Volunteers’ Week 2021 to recognise the huge role volunteers play in our communities.

June 1, 2021