Volunteers are everywhere!
Volunteers’ Week may seem like something that has nothing to do with you if you are neither a volunteer nor involved in a project that recruits them – but that’s where you’re wrong.
At Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), we’d hazard a guess that almost everyone has regular, perhaps weekly or even daily, contact with something that relies on volunteers.
Do your kids go to school? There’ll be a team of volunteer governors or academy trustees meeting regularly to help ensure standards are met and making decisions affecting all aspects of it. Not to mention all those individuals who give time to parent teacher associations or help in school listening to children read or enabling school trips.
Volunteers help keep us safe – the police are supported by voluntary special constables and the magistrates who keep our judiciary going are volunteers.
Volunteers help keep us entertained – the Spalding and District Round Table and Ladies Circle event is entirely volunteer organised and run. So many other events are too: Pinchbeck Carnival on June 8, Deepings Raft Race in August, to name just a couple. All of them raise funds for other community groups and projects we may need or use.
Perhaps you’re in a sports team? We’ll bet there are many people giving their time to organise fixtures, training and get those kits clean.
This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways. It takes place June 1 to June 7 and is a chance to celebrate and thank volunteers.
Why not take the opportunity to give a moment of thought for all the volunteers who impact on your life? We’d like to take this chance to thank them all.
Or maybe you might even consider getting involved yourself?
We’d love to hear your messages of thanks and congratulations for volunteers via our Facebook and Twitter pages, find us: @LincolnshireCVS.
LCVS supports and enables volunteering and community groups and projects. Visit www.lincolnshirecvs.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01205 510888, using option 3 for the Spalding office.