Volunteers’ Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering which takes place from 1 to 7 June each year. It plays a huge part in raising the profile of volunteers while encouraging others to get involved.
Volunteers’ Week began in 1984.
Each year more and more organisations get involved in the celebrations and participants take part in various events throughout Wales. These range from award presentations to setting-up information booths or sponsored walks and team challenge events.
Everyone is invited to join this national celebration of volunteering, and it’s up to you to decide how you get involved.
All kinds of groups and organisations get involved in planning local events, ranging from the high profile open days and volunteer award ceremonies to private social occasions for volunteers.
Here at the VVB we are holding the following events to mark Volunteers Week 2013:
Monday the 3rd of June – We will be launching our new premises in Llantwit Major. Councillor Gwyn John will be officially opening the office in Boverton Road, Llantwit Major between 10am and 2pm. The new premises will allow people in the Western Vale easy access to all of the services offered by the VVB’s main office in Barry. From the 3rd of June, the Llantwit offices will be open to the public between the hours of 10am and 2pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday the 5th of June – The VVB will be hosting a presentation and tea party in our office in Holton Road to thank our volunteers for their hard work and commitment over the last 12 months. We will also be presented with our second IIV certificate and launch the new look volunteers area at the front of our premises.
Friday the 7th of June – Come along to Penarth Library between 1pm and 3pm to talk to Janine, our Outreach Officer where you are able to see the huge variety of volunteering opportunities that are currently available.
Saturday the 8th of June – The VVB will be hosting our third annual Appreci8 event. We extend an invitation to our recruiting organisations to join us for a day of fun at King Square in Barry. There will be a host of organisations exhibiting as well as free interactive fun for all including Football Skills, Arts and Crafts, Bokwa Fitness, Glass Painting, Street Dancers and much much more! Come and join us between 11am and 3pm.
For any further information on Volunteers Week 2013 or the events that the VVB are holding, please contact us