Volunteers Week – ‘Volunteering For All’ – 1st to 7th June 2018
Volunteers are invaluable in the support and value they bring to the VCSE sector in Trafford. They are essential in supporting in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as friends of parks groups, sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals.
Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country to mark Volunteers’ Week. The annual campaign, which was established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.
VCSEs’ and Charities across the UK will hold events to thank their volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteering to bring communities together. Last year more than 900 events took place, from awards ceremonies to tea parties and barbecues.
For many charities the week will also be a chance to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteer fairs and other events will encourage people to try volunteering for the first time and help people find out how through volunteering they can make a difference to a cause they are passionate about.
That’s why here in Trafford we are putting on our very own Volunteers’ Week Roadshow across different locations in Trafford. Check out some of the different organisations getting involved.
We also want to showcase some of different ways people volunteer across Trafford – ‘Volunteering for All’. Check out the case studies below:
If you would like more information on any of the case studies below or have any volunteering opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
• In 2015, volunteering output contributed an estimated £22.6bn to the UK economy. This is equivalent to approximately 1.2% of GDP.
• In 2016/17, 19.8 million (37%) people in the UK volunteered formally at least once a year and 11.9 million (22%) of people did so at least once a month.
• There are 165,801 voluntary organisations in the UK, many of whom rely on volunteers.
• Lots of volunteering also takes place within the public and private sector. For example, there are an estimated 3 million people volunteering in health and care.
For more statistics visit https://data.ncvo.org.uk/a/almanac17/volunteering-overview/