Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers across the UK.

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year.

Ed Tallis, Director of Primary Care, NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said, "volunteers turned up in all weathers to help make sure the Covid vaccination process worked smoothly. They provided a warm and friendly welcome to people who may have been nervous or unsure about how things would work, and they have given really valued support to our primary care teams enabling them to vaccinate as many people as possible. It has highlighted the strong link between our teams and the communities they serve. It really has been a superb team effort."

For many charities the week will be a chance to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteer fairs and other events will be encouraged people to try volunteering for the first time and help people find out how, through volunteering, they can make a difference to a cause they are passionate about.