Volunteers Week 2018

Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June and is a time to thank volunteers for the amazing contributions they make to the wider community.

What is Volunteers’ Week?

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the amazing contribution that volunteers make. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, giving organisations and local communities the chance to say thank you to people who give their time to support good causes.

Theme for Volunteers’ Week this year: Volunteering for all

The theme for Volunteers’ Week this year is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways and the different ways volunteers support their local community. Further information on the national Volunteers’ Week campaign can be found on the NCVO website: https://volunteersweek.org/

What is happening in Leicestershire?

Meet VAL Staff at Leicester Railway Station

VAL staff will be giving out information leaflets to promote volunteering at Leicester Railway Station on Friday 1st June and Monday 4th June between 8am-11am.

Loughborough Volunteering Fair

Tuesday 5th June 10am-12noon Loughborough Library, Granby St, Loughborough LE11 3DZ

This event will be an opportunity to meet local organisations in Loughborough that are looking for volunteers.

Organisations that will be attending this event include:

  • Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • Enrych
  • John Storer House
  • Learning for the Fourth Age
  • The Great Project
  • The Shaw Trust
  • Twenty Twenty

Supporting Leicestershire Families Event in Hinckley

VAL is working with Supporting Leicestershire Families and other partners in Hinckley and Bosworth to support an employability event for families and young people at the George Ward Centre in Barwell on Thursday 7th June 10am-1pm.

Leicester City Volunteer Drop-in

VAL’s Volunteering drop-in for Leicester City will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm. If you are interested in volunteering, then pop in to speak to someone from our team who will be able to help you to identify some possible volunteering opportunities.

Contact Us

For more information on Volunteers’ Week 2018, please contact VAL by emailing volunteering@valonline.org.uk or telephone 0116 2575050