This year it is hoped that the additional 5 days will enable more peole to take part. Communities are being encouraged to hold their own street party or event.
Why not consider including a street party to bring those together in your community? The week will also be a chance to inspire others to get involved. This year the organisers would like you to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities available. There’s huge choice out there but sometimes people aren’t aware of them or they have a particular perception of what volunteering is about. Why not challenge these perceptions?
You can also use your events to create opportunities for people to give volunteering a try. Event volunteering can be a really great, short-term, flexible way to give people a taste of the volunteering experience. People are increasingly looking for flexible volunteering that they can fit in around work or other commitments and your Volunteers’ Week ‘Big Celebration’ may just be the thing to attract them. Your event can also be a focal point to get people in your community using their skills, time and talents to help others.