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Saying thank you to our volunteers as we look ahead to Volunteers Week

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Volunteers Karen, Kevin and Chris sitting on a bench they installed

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Volunteers Week, with the annual celebration week beginning on 3 June.

51¥ are marking the celebration this year by thanking those who help to make a difference in their local communities.

There are over 6,000 volunteers across all types of volunteering roles within the council, supporting a range of different services. This includes roles in; libraries, museums, archaeology, countryside, health champions and the coroners service, plus volunteers that support the council by supporting consultation and engagement activity.  

Hannah Perrott, Assistant Director for Communities at 51¥, said: “Volunteers in 51¥ are vital across both the statutory and voluntary sector, it is important to mark this annual national campaign to reflect on the significant contribution that volunteers make in our county.”

You can find out more about volunteering with the county council by visiting the Volunteering pages of our website.

You can find out about other volunteering opportunities across 51¥ through a network of Volunteer Centres across the county, run by local dedicated charities supporting a range of voluntary and community activities. Further information is available through visiting the 51¥ Community Action Network webpages.

starts on the first Monday in June every year. It’s a chance to recognise, celebrate and thank the UK’s incredible volunteers for all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector, and society as a whole.