Volunteers’ Week Scotland 2022
About Volunteers’ Week
Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide campaign that takes place from 1-7 June every year.
It’s a time when volunteering involving organisations are encouraged to thank and celebrate their volunteers, past and present. The Volunteers’ Week campaign started in 1984, which means this year marks the 38th year of formally saying ‘thank you’ to volunteers.
We have a range of resources available to help you plan and design your week.
Order or download FREE thank you cards
Download a choice of free PDF thank you cards or Volunteers Week certificates that you can print or send as e-cards.
You can also email us to order printed thank you cards or certificates for your volunteers FREE of charge, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download THANK YOU cards below:
2022 is Visit Scotland’s ‘Year of Stories’, we would love to hear your volunteer stories from across the Western Isles!
You can email us your volunteer stories to email@example.com, or share them to our Instagram @VolunteerCentreWi or Twitter #VolunteerWI – tell us what motivated and inspired them to begin and continue volunteering.
Why not ask your volunteers to share a short-written piece, video, photo diary, drawing (however they want to share) of their time volunteering.
Remember word of mouth is still one of the top ways to recruit new volunteers, so hearing from someone who has volunteered with you could inspire someone to sign up to volunteer with you.
Where can you share the stories?
- On social media: Remember to tag us and use #VolunteerWI #VolunteersWeekScot so we can repost on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram.
- Volunteer Centre or your own website: If you don’t use social media and share your volunteer stories on your own website or the Volunteer Centre Western Isles one, email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your volunteer stories included!
Make time for your volunteers
No matter what you do this Volunteers Week, think about making time for your volunteers.
Arrange a time for a phone call and a chat, arrange to meet for a cup of tea or send them a card.
Make sure your volunteers feel valued and appreciated this Volunteers Week!
Events are a great way to bring people together to thank and celebrate volunteers and volunteering during Volunteers’ Week (Online or In Person).
We’ve provided a few suggestions for events on the Get Involved page of the website including
Recognition/Awards Evening, a Big (Jubilee) Lunch, plus more! Resources for planning, branding and promoting your events are available on the site