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Volunteers’ Week 2020

Celebrate the commitment and dedication that so many of us have shown through volunteering over the last year.

The annual national celebration gives us all an opportunity to say thank you to the thousands of people volunteering for their massive contribution to the city throughout the past 12 months, including all the people who have recently got involved because of the current covid-19 crisis. 

We would also like to thank all the people who have been unable to continue with their volunteering because of the current situation: hopefully you’ll be able to resume your volunteering in the near future.

The response to covid-19 has been inspiring and demonstrates the resilience and generosity of the people of Glasgow: a huge thank you for all your support. We appreciate it’s frustrating if you have not yet been called upon to help, but we are working to support partners to develop new opportunities all the time and ask you to be patient and continue to check the website for updated opportunities that interest you and look out for our weekly email bulletin for opportunities as they come in. Don’t forget that there are also many non covid–19 opportunities still listed in a variety of roles that need your help, so have a look. Also please see the letter from the Scottish Government at https://www.readyscotland.org/media/1536/thank-you-to-volunteers-may-2020.pdf

“Q. Where do I find useful Volunteers Week resources?”

In the meantime, Volunteers’ Week provides an opportunity to thank everybody who has given up their time – before COVID 19 and during the crisis itself.  To that end we have developed some resources that you can download and use to express your thanks to volunteers in general or directly, these include a selection of thank you cards and window posters.

These can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

There are also other resources available from Volunteer Scotland’s website and you can check them out at https://www.volunteersweek.scot/get-involved/

“Q. How can Volunteer Glasgow help us celebrate our volunteers and promote the work they do?”

During Volunteers week, we thought it would be nice to showcase some examples of the good work that has taken place and provide an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to show their support –  click here for more info.

 

 


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