Volunteers’ Week takes place each year from 1-7 June and is an annual celebration of the contribution people make through volunteering.
It is a week dedicated to celebrating volunteering and invaluable contribution that volunteers make to our society.
Volunteering has many benefits and this year we have seen how people can come together to assist the most vulnerable people in our communities in an unexpected crisis. Volunteers are a vital part of our communities, not only do we help each other through volunteering but volunteering has a powerful impact on organisations ability to delivering important, much needed services across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Volunteering has a great benefit to individuals too, it brings great health and wellbeing through positive social interaction. It connects people, gives people a chance to learn new skills and have new experiences, it develops new friendships and sense of achievement through being a part of something meaningful and worthwhile.
A thank you from the Worshipful Mayor of Royal Greenwich to all Royal Borough of Greenwich Volunteers
This week we celebrate Volunteer Week. We acknowledge and applaud the fantastic contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.
We find ourselves in a worldwide health crisis, which has affected all of our lives. Volunteers have played a vital role in supporting our communities during this difficult time.
In every corner of our borough, volunteers are making such a significant contribution to groups and individuals. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who is volunteering their time, energy and skills to helping our community. Whether you are helping an organisation, you are a COVID-19 volunteer or you are helping neighbours in your local community, everything you are doing makes a huge difference to people’s lives. Thank you.
Throughout this week we will be sharing stories from a few of the thousands of people in Royal Greenwich who dedicate their free time to help improve the lives of others.
While volunteers make a real difference to the people they support, volunteering is also invaluable to the individuals themselves. It brings health benefits, opportunities for positive social interaction and friendships, and provides new skills or experiences beneficial for future employment.
Mayor Of Royal Borough of Greenwich – Councillor Linda Bird