Volunteers’ Week

From the 1st to the 7th of June the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution they make and raises awareness about the benefits of becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.

This year this is even more relevant to be grateful for all that volunteers have done since the start of the Pandemic.

Our centre has recently been focused on virtual volunteering as, even in the midst of current circumstances, it is, perhaps, even more important to use those skilled people who want to be part of the volunteering community but can’t leave their houses for numerous reasons.

As we live in these troubling times when our feelings of wellbeing have been shaken, much of society have found that helping others by volunteering is having a positive impact for all concerned. We are all gaining new skills, distracting attention from toxic news and boosting self-esteem.

The majority of voluntary organisations in the UK could not function without the vital contribution of volunteers and this is especially so at present.

Volunteers come from all communities and all walks of life, carrying out a diverse range of roles and, its worth noting that many of  people who have started volunteering recently are likely to stay in a volunteering role, even when the situation eases and people start returning to work.

Volunteering offers available now https://do-it.org/organisations/the-canterbury-and-herne-bay-volunteer-centre

For virtual volunteering contact us here https://chbvc.org/get-in-touch/

Find resources at https://volunteersweek.org/

Canterbury and Herne Bay Volunteer Centre is a non-profit organisation and to keep afloat during this time of crisis, we need your help.

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