Volunteers’ Week 2024

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Volunteers’ Week and look to inspire more people to make a difference.

Volunteers’ Week 2024 is our opportunity to celebrate the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the UK.

The week will culminate in The Big Help Out, from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June, where people across the UK will get the chance to experience a range of volunteer taster sessions.

This year we will be celebrating 40 years of Volunteers’ Week. First established in 1984, we have been supporting it every year and are proud to be joining again this year.

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Stories from volunteers

Over the years volunteers have made a huge difference in creating a brighter future. Whether tackling isolation, improving the environment, or supporting young people, their impact is invaluable.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers, past and present! Discover their stories.

Read Colin’s story
Read Helen’s story
Read Robert’s story
Read Ryan’s story

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Get involved

The Big Help Out is taking place between 7-9 June. It’s open to all, and you can find opportunities via the Big Help Out app.

The objective of The Big Help Out is to raise awareness of volunteering throughout the UK and provide opportunities for people to experience volunteering and make a difference in their communities. This is not a profit making or fundraising initiative.

Help us spread the word and encourage your friends to take part and #LendAHand for The Big Help Out. If you’re a volunteering regular, share your journey with your followers and tell them all the wonderful benefits that volunteering brings to people’s lives. Remember to tag us and use the hashtag #TheBigHelpOut!

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