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Campaigns, networks and events for volunteer-involving organisations

This page is for volunteer-involving organisations. It lists campaigns, networks and events to help you engage, manage and celebrate volunteers.

If you’re looking for volunteering opportunities, please visit our page: Find a volunteering opportunity.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers across the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the campaign, which will run from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June.

We want to involve and recognise as many amazing volunteers and organisations as possible, while also helping you to celebrate and thank your own volunteers.

For guidance and resources to help you do this, visit the Volunteers' Week website.

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out is a campaign to showcase how volunteering benefits both communities and the people who take part. It’s all about providing opportunities for people to experience volunteering and make a difference in their communities.

The campaign launched with a national day of volunteering in May 2023, which engaged 6 million people. This year’s Big Help Out will take place at the end of Volunteers' Week, over the weekend of 7–9 June.

Resources to help you get involved

Download The Big Help Out Resource Pack to:

  • learn more about the campaign
  • find out how your organisation can get involved
  • gain key insights to help you develop more inclusive volunteering opportunities and experiences.

You can also use The Big Help Out Slide Deck to tell your organisation about the campaign, and bring them onboard.

For more tools to help you plan and share volunteering opportunities for the campaign, visit The Big Help Out website.

National Volunteering Forum

Our National Volunteering Forum brings together volunteer-involving organisations and volunteer infrastructure bodies from around England to:

  • discuss issues of shared concern
  • feed into NCVO’s policy positions
  • network.

We run two events every year which are open to members.

Vision for volunteering

The Vision for Volunteering is a 10-year collaborative project designed to create a better future for volunteering.

Together with our partners the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action, Volunteering Matters, and the Association of Volunteer Managers, we launched the Vision in May 2022.

To learn more, visit the Vision for Volunteering website.

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