A big Thank You to all of our Volunteers!

Last month we celebrated Volunteers’ Week which took place from the 1st to the 7th June. Charities all over the country held events to celebrate and thank their volunteers. Some organisations even made the celebration last the whole month!Our volunteers standing in a group outside the Roundhouse

Volunteers’ Week was established in 1984 and is led by the National Council for Voluntary Service (NCVO). According to their website, over 700 Volunteers’ week events took place across the country last month, with nearly 30,000 social media posts using the hashtag #VolunteersWeek which reached an estimated 13 million people.

Here at the Volunteer Centre, we had a special celebration for all of our wonderful volunteers to let them know how special and invaluable they are to us. We had a party for all of our volunteers with plenty of pizza and wine! Most of our volunteers are with us for one volunteering session a week so the party was a lovely opportunity to have all of our volunteers together.

We would like to say a big thank you to our volunteers. We couldn’t do what we do without them! We have our volunteer advisors, Derek, Kevin, Shaun and Afshin, who sit down with people who are thinking about volunteering and help them find a role that they would enjoy. We then have our administrative volunteers who make sure that the volunteer centre is running smoothly as well as following up with potential volunteers to make sure they are getting roles that they enjoy. They are Yvonne, Janet, Sarah, Rekha, Carolyn, Trish, Cai and Mel. Brian is responsible for our website, making sure it is up-to-date and running smoothly. Additionally, we have several people here from the European Voluntary Scheme: Joanna, Alice, Pierfrancesco and Ruben. Last but not least, we have Andrew and Roger who make all of our wonderful posters! Thank you to every single one of you; we couldn’t do it without you!


If you’re interesting in volunteering, give us a call on 01442 247209 or visit our website www.volunteerdacorum.org. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and on Saturdays 10am-pm. You can also follow us on Facebook @volunteerdacorum or Twitter @VCDacorum!