Volunteers Week 1-7 June: You make the difference
Have you got 1-7 June in your diary? The annual Volunteers Week is a great opportunity for you to be part of the national campaign to thank your volunteers and celebrate the massive difference they make.
There are lots of different ways to get involved?
There’s lots of opportunities for you to get involved in a big way or a small way – award ceremonies, certificates, tea parties or just a simple ‘thank you’ – Interlink are happy to advertise your event or to come along and help you thank your volunteers with certificates, and of course, cakes!
You can put your events and activities on the Volunteers Week Events list via Interlink’s website. We’d also love to hear your ideas and will promote local activities on our website, twitter and Facebook. Tell us what you’re doing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Interlink 01443 846200 and speaking to Chris or Thomas.
Have you got a good story to tell?
We’re looking for individuals who want to share their volunteering story with us and the wider world! During Volunteers Week we’ll be featuring a new story every day. Can you help us? It’s a great opportunity to promote not just volunteering, but also to shout about the work of your charity. Get in touch!
What else is going on?
Vol Factor Celebration Event – our Celebration Evening for young people alongside Active Valleys will take place on Tuesday 6th June between 6-8pm at the University of South Wales Sports Park.
Valuing Volunteers Awards – Trivallis and Home-Start RCT have successfully attained the Valuing Volunteers Quality Assurance Standard from Interlink and will be the first two organisations to be awarded this prestigious award and will receive their certificates on 1st June. Why don’t you apply for Valuing Volunteers?
As Home-Start RCT told us, “no matter how good you are, there’s always room for improvement”.
Trivallis were really pleased, “I would highly recommend the valuing volunteer programme to everyone as it really does make you look at how you do things and then make them even better.”
Managing Volunteers Network Event – invites everyone and anyone who support volunteers in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr to their next meeting 10am Wednesday 7th June in Merthyr to celebrate volunteering and how to value and support volunteers even more. The Forum is your chance to share experiences, seek support and gain information in an informal, friendly, confidential atmosphere. The group have invited a representative from Spice Time Credits to give a presentation.
“I got so many new ideas” The Volunteer Centre team would love to see you there. Managing Volunteers Network Event Participant.
A BIG Thank You celebration for Involve 2 Evolve volunteers on Wednesday 7th June at 1.30 – 3.30pm at the Muni Arts Centre. Attendees will be presented with a certificate to recognise their work over the last 12 months and new members will be made to feel very welcome.
RCT Together will also be launching the 2017/18 Community Action Fund during the week – watch this space!
Tell us what you are doing, we would love to promote what you are doing and come along and join you!!