National Volunteering Week (21st – 27th Sept)

National Volunteering Week is going virtual!

Like everyone else, we have had to adapt our way of working and how we support volunteers and organisations. While we had to postpone National Volunteering Week to September (21st – 27th), we are confident that it will be worth the wait!

The week will have a dual focus – thanking volunteers and organisations for everything they have done this year and encouraging you all to focus on your own health and well-being. It’s been a tough year for everyone so it’s important to make sure we’re all looking after ourselves too!

To do this – and as a way to say thank you – Volunteer Ireland will be running free virtual health and wellness events across the week. This is on top of the fantastic local events being run by Volunteer Centres, our webinar series and our annual social media campaign which will all run across the week too.

You can check out the full event calendar here.

We’ll also be asking organisations to get involved by recording their own videos. Say thanks to volunteers and share it on social media using #NVW2020. Don’t forget to tag us @voluntireland on Twitter. If you’re looking for inspiration, read this beautiful letter to volunteers from President Michael D Higgins to mark National Volunteering Week.

Why not think about your own plans for National Volunteering Week? Could you run a virtual thank you event for volunteers? Maybe you could plan some social media posts sharing their stories? There are lots of resources and ideas to get you started here.

Earlier this year, we shared a special message with volunteers everywhere:

Don’t forget to check out our video on the difference that volunteers make:

National Volunteering Week Events

Looking for inspiration? Check out the range of events that took place during NVW 2019!

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How to volunteer

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