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What is Volunteering Week?

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers’ Week 2022 is a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult couple of years, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

Why is volunteering important?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

Interested in Volunteering? 93% of volunteers across the UK saying they volunteer because it’s enjoyable (NCVO, 2019).

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If you’re looking to gain new skills and experiences this year and have some time to spare, local charities are seeking volunteers to support their work. Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) has just launched a new online platform called Golden where you can find lots of opportunities to suit your timetable and interests.

Find your Golden volunteering opportunity today at: or contact [email protected] to find out more!

Did you know?

  • Volunteering is good for you, with 77% of volunteers in the UK saying that volunteering has improved their mental health and wellbeing (NCVO, 2019).
  • Volunteering is a tried and tested way of improving your chances of getting a job, with 82% of hiring managers more likely to choose a candidate with volunteering experience, and 85% willing to overlook other CV gaps when someone includes volunteer work on their CV (Deloitte, 2016).

The user-friendly search options mean that people from any walk of life can find a local cause they are passionate about and a volunteering event or opportunity that suits their availability within just a few minutes! There is a wide range of roles available from one off tree planting to ongoing administrative roles and even Trustee opportunities for those looking to give back to their local community in a different way .Local companies can use the platform to find opportunities to support their Employer Supported Volunteering opportunities for staff too. Find your next golden volunteering opportunity at today!


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