National Volunteers Week - Put dignity volunteering on the map

02/06/2010

Volunteers' Week is happening over 1-7 June when a host of organisations from the public, private and charity sectors will hold parties and award ceremonies to thank their volunteers and highlight their contribution to local groups and the wider community.

We want our dignity champions to use this as an opportunity to encourage volunteering to help promote dignity in care.

Please take the time to look at the website for Volunteering Week and see what is going on in your area. This is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. It plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too.

Everyone is invited to join this national celebration of volunteering and it is up to you to decide exactly how you join in. You could:-

· Talk to other people in your group/organisation and post any planned activities on the website by using the link below;

· Take a look at the activities or events already there to see if there is something that you like the look of, or perhaps see if you or anyone you know could help out;

· Publicise any activities that you see posted for your local area - sometimes just spreading the word does wonders.

· Get ideas from the website for things you might do on another day of the year

· Or, if this is too late for you then why not put this in your diary for next year!

Whether you are inspired by volunteering and would like to get involved in this national celebration, or whether you'd just like to see what's out there or read about some of the experiences of other community participants, you will find many resources on this website to help you participate at a greater or lesser level if you decide that you would like to be involved

For anyone holding a reward, recognition or recruitment events during Volunteers' Week, you can visit the registered users area of this site for event ideas and to access the Volunteers' Week logo and other free resources. These can be used by anyone. Elsewhere on this site there is a facility share your own experience of volunteers and volunteering, and read about others' stories too.

If you would rather not use the website then for further information you can contact

Volunteering England direct - their telephone number is 0845 305 6979 and their email address is volunteering@volunteeringengland.org

Please find internet link below for website:-

http://www.volunteersweek.org.uk/About+the+Week