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Save the date – Volunteers’ Week celebrates 40th anniversary this summer

Published : 29/01/24 | Categories: News | Volunteering |

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, a week all about celebrating the invaluable contribution which millions of volunteers make to society every day.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which sees charities, voluntary groups, social organisations, and volunteers themselves come together to recognise the incredible impact that volunteering has in communities around the UK.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, and with partners across the UK we can confirm that for 2024 the week will launch on Monday 3 June 2024 and will run through until Sunday 9 June 2024.


Volunteering builds connections, grows skills and gives back to society. And it’s been shown to be good for the wellbeing of volunteers too.

To help make sure more people can get involved, we’ve changed the launch date of Volunteers’ Week to be the first Monday in June, starting on a weekday. This year, the week-long series of events will kick off on Monday 3 June 2024.

As part of Volunteers’ Week this year, we will also have the Big Help Out taking place from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June 2024. This is another great opportunity for people from across the UK to come together and experience how rewarding volunteering can be.


Volunteers Week is organised by the UK Volunteering Forum, a partnership between NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), WCVA, Volunteer Scotland and Volunteer Now.

Every year hundreds of events take place, both online and in-person, to celebrate Volunteers’ Week and the huge range of ways in which volunteers give their time. This year will be no different. A wide variety of activities will be happening across Wales and the rest of the UK, from volunteer recruitment events and open days to celebration and recognition events.

More information and new branding resources, including a new logo, will be made available soon at: volunteersweek.org.

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