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What is volunteers' week?

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities.

Together they run hundreds of activities across the UK, which showcase and celebrate volunteers and their contribution to our communities.

Volunteers’ Week 2023 is a time to celebrate and inspire. We aim to highlight that our diversity is our strength, show that there’s more than one way to volunteer and encourage people to be the change that we want to see.

Volunteers are always active at the heart of every UK community. So taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and recognise their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole have never been more important.

Every year hundreds of events, both online and in–person, take place to celebrate Volunteers’ Week and the huge range of ways in which volunteers give their time. This year will be no different.

A wide variety of activities will be happening across the country from volunteer recruitment events and open days to celebration and recognition events.

We are looking forward to you joining us for Volunteers’ Week 2023 to recognise the huge role volunteers play in our communities.

How to get involved


Whether you want to help out once, on a regular basis or from home, our volunteering platform has roles for everyone! Search for a role or use the filters to find that one role that suits you perfectly.


Publish your opportunity on the platform for volunteers to find you. Make sure to promote and share you event on social media. You can also promote your events for the volunteers week!

You can use the campaign communications and logo packsocial media contentstyling your events and saying thank you certificate template content.

Share your story

Whether you're an organisation or a volunteer, we want to hear from you! Contact us and share your story!

Volunteering opportunities

Saturday Volunteers
Project role (Temporary) · Flexible hours · Starting from 29 Jun
Saturday Volunteers
Good Stuff project are looking for volunteers for our Saturday sessions. There are a variety of activities to get involved in including crafts, food and sport.Posted by The Balsam Centre
Chair of Governors at Oldmixon Primary School
Organisation role · 10 hrs/month · Starting from 1 Sept
Chair of Governors at Oldmixon Primary School
The chair of governors is a pivotal figure who ensures effective governance, upholds the school’s ethos and vision, collaborates closely with other stakeholdersPosted by Extend Learning Academies Network
Check in Volunteer Visitor
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Check in Volunteer Visitor
Visit a gentleman with Down's syndrome once every two months. Share a cup of tea, play a game, or just sit peacefully to provide some company.Posted by Royal Mencap Society