Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It’s run by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
From showcasing the different volunteering roles on offer, taster sessions and team challenges with new partners, to volunteer recruitment events, awards ceremonies and launching new volunteering campaigns, events take place throughout the country.
Everyone is invited to join this national celebration of volunteers and volunteering, it’s up to you to decide exactly how you join in. Please let the team know if you are planning an event.
Some of the events planned for Volunteers Week 2015 include:
Twitter Party – 1st June: Follow the @NCVOvolunteers twitter account and send your thank you messages to your volunteers using #volunteersweek.
Pinterest Boards – The Volunteers’ Week team want to see and share your best photos on their Pinterest board
You can also gain useful tips from the Volunteers’ Week Blog
If your museum or heritage site is planning to get involved this year, you can sign up to receive updates using the Volunteers’ Week Online Form. You can also register to receive a digital resource pack here.
Museums might also be interested in Investing in Volunteers which is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.