The countdown has started for Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2015), an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
The week plays a huge part in raising the profile of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, whilst inspiring others to get involved too.
‘Time to say thank you is the key message for Volunteers’ Week 2015’ said Helen Forrest, Head of Marketing and Fundraising at CRNS. ‘With regard to the CRNS membership we know there are over 3,500 volunteers involved in the reuse, repair and recycling sector, helping to generate a turnover in excess of £24m per year. Volunteers’ Week focuses on championing these volunteers and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognise the huge contribution and difference they make to Scottish local communities.
From showcasing new campaigns and different volunteering roles to providing taster sessions and team challenges, the Volunteers’ Week aims to inspire more people to donate time to charities and their communities.
Who can take part?
Everyone can take part in there are various ways you Volunteer’s Week. How you decide to celebrate is up to you. CRNS would of course welcome you as a volunteer and there are plenty of ways to engage with us. CLICK HERE for more information. There are also various ways to fundraise. For example have a party, a barbeque, or a recruitment day.
Here are some simple ideas to get you started.
- Organise a lunchtime car wash at a local supermarket or workplace which has a car park.
- Hold a ‘skills auction’ with colleagues and friends.
- Hold a SWISH day in aid of CRNS.
- Hold an office picnic lunch. You could try selling slices of cake for a donation of £1 or individual portions of homemade soup with fresh bread.
- VOLUNTEER with CRNS.