Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It tends to focus on the 3 Rs: reward, recognise and recruit. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.
Here you’ll find inspiring volunteering stories, ways to get involved in the week, and free downloadable resources to help make your celebrations a success. The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. NCVO now leads this UK-wide campaign. https://volunteersweek.org/
We have arranged these events locally during Volunteers’ Week – June 1-7th and 8th, we’d like to invite you to contribute in the following ways:
- We are relaunching our volunteer opportunities directory during this week. If you’d like your opportunity to be featured in the directory please email Steve.Blackman@vsialliance.org.uk a short paragraph, max 200 words by Friday 18th May
- We are running a Volunteer Recruitment Fair at Hope Street Resource Centre, Halifax on Thursday 7th June. We have limited stalls available for this and a guaranteed audience of eager potential volunteers. You’ll be provided with table/chairs and refreshments. Fair will run from 2-4pm. With setting up from 1:30pm, plenty of free parking nearby. If you like to book a stall please email Steve.Blackman@vsialliance.org.uk asap and no later than Friday 11th May. *NOW FULLY BOOKED* Stalls allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to go on a reserve list please let Steve know.
- We have the Mayor’s Charity stalls in central Halifax (outside Wilko) on Friday 8th June covered large market stall is provided. We plan to run the stall from 9am – 4pm subject to demand. Please email Steve.Blackman@vsialliance.org.uk asap if you are interested in having some space on the stalls and give a preferred time slot (min 1 hr).
- We will also running a market stall in Halifax market throughout the week (subject to demand) again if you are interested in running this stall on any of these days 1st or 5th June please email Steve.Blackman@vsialliance.org.uk asap with a preferred time slot.
Please email Steve.Blackman@vsialliance.org.uk with details of any volunteering week events that you have planned and we’ll ensure that they are promoted as widely as possible (if appropriate). If they are in house events/invitation only please still send details as it’s useful to know what’s going on across the Borough.