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Volunteers’ Week 2023 takes place from 1 to 7 June. Director of strategic communications and insight, Saskia Konynenburg, shares ideas to build on the success of The Big Help Out.
Volunteer recruitment has never been more important for the organisations we work with. Our Time Well Spent data shows that volunteer numbers are down. In areas like campaigning or fundraising, numbers are as much as 50% lower than pre-pandemic levels.
But the good news is that satisfaction levels remain high. Those that do volunteer, love it. This is why we’re proud to support The Big Help Out. We’ve heard so many positive stories from our members who got involved with the campaign.
I’ve been part of the Volunteers’ Week campaign planning this year. We want to make sure the fantastic energy created by The Big Help Out flows into the week. And we need your help!
In previous years, Volunteers’ Week has mostly focused on thanking people who already volunteer. This year, as well as saying thanks, we also want to inspire more people to take up volunteering.
This year, we want to:
Join us for the launch of our full Time Well Spent report on 27 June.
We’ll go through the data in detail and explain what it means for your organisation. You’ll also be able to ask questions and hear from our expert panel.
Our volunteering help and guidance includes advice on topics such as volunteer management, recruitment and retention.
We also offer regular training courses in volunteer management, and volunteering and the law.
I hope you have a fantastic Volunteers’ Week, however you’re choosing to mark it. On behalf of NCVO I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers up and down the country. You are at the heart of every UK community and are helping to make the world a better place.
If you’re interested in volunteering but are unsure where to start, read our guidance on finding the right volunteering role.
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