General Election 2024

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Volunteering round-up: March 2024

Senior volunteering consultant, Helen Tourle, shares the latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary.

We’ll also be sharing details of our next volunteering network meeting soon. Sign up for email updates to be the first to hear about future dates.

Updated involving volunteers guidance

Our guidance on involving volunteers has been updated to reflect insights from our Time Well Spent 2023: Volunteering among the global majority research.

Take a look at our refreshed guidance on:

Volunteers’ Week 2024 updates

This year is the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week. The week will take place from 3 to 9 June.

Organisations told us it’s more difficult to coordinate activities and build engagement when celebrations start on a weekend. To help more people get involved, Volunteers’ Week will start on the first Monday in June from now on.

Case studies

We’re gathering inspiring volunteering stories to share throughout Volunteers’ Week. We’re looking for:

  • organisations who’d like to say thank you to their volunteers
  • volunteers who’d like to share what volunteering means to them
  • service users who’d like to share how they’ve been supported by volunteers.

If you have an inspiring story to tell and would be happy to film a short video, please get in touch via our short online form.


New resources will be available soon through the Volunteers’ Week website.

Sign up for email updates to be first to hear when they’re available.

We can’t wait to celebrate 40 years with you!

Big Help Out platform

The Big Help Out's digital platform is now open to volunteer-involving organisations to start getting ready for this year's campaign.

Create or reactivate your account to start uploading your events and volunteer roles.

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