WHAT IS VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK?

 

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and it’s an opportunity to celebrate and say a huge thank you to our volunteers across the county for their invaluable contribution.

A global pandemic may have changed how we currently work, however, that has not stopped our support services. The focus is still very much on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles such as Community Support Befriending and Telephone Befriending to help those most isolated and vulnerable, and Covid Vaccination Centre Marshals supporting the NHS run vaccine programme across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Our volunteers and community groups have been at the heart of the pandemic response process and this is why we feel that it’s so important to acknowledge and celebrate the endless contributions they provide.

We’ve got a calendar of online events going on for Volunteers’ week, so please get involved!

Garden party

Join us and our volunteering and groups community, where you can hear about what we do to help in the community, volunteer experiences, and how groups are making a significant difference to our wellbeing.

Click here to register and secure your place.

 

 

We always like to hear your feedback, so take part in our social media polls and see live where the results are heading.

Eleanor Cush interview

Telephone Befriender, Covid Vaccination Centre Marshal, studying full time… meet Eleanor, a real-life superwoman!

Keep posted on our YouTube channel and social media channels to her interview watch.

Quiz How is your knowledge when it comes to volunteering statistics? Join in the fun with our hosts Jonas and Fran. See how much you know with our online quiz, you may even surprise yourself.

Click here to register and secure your place.

Peter Allen interview Peter has been volunteering for many decades now and is sure an inspiration within the community. Although being a comedian isn’t part of his job description, he is guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s day.

Keep posted on our YouTube channel and social media channels to his interview watch.

Wellbeing session As volunteers and group organisers, you will often support vulnerable and isolated people within the community.

Although we mean well, and want to offer as much support as possible, you also need to consider your own mental health and wellbeing too.

Join our hosts Lesley and Mark who will be taking about positive mental heath and wellbeing.

Click here to register and secure your place.