Ben Bradley MP is supporting Volunteers’ Week 2022, which is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year.
Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities.
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.
This 38th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during the #MonthOfCommunity. Running throughout June, #MonthOfCommunity brings together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities happening in our local communities.
Commenting, Ben Bradley MP said:
“Volunteers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity to thank volunteers across Nottinghamshire for everything they do. We saw how vital volunteers are to our communities during the pandemic – we wouldn’t have been able to get through it without them! “
“Here in Mansfield, we are lucky to have so many incredible volunteers. Whether it's those helping neighbours throughout Covid or working in the vaccination centres, those who support our communities by making it possible to have sports clubs or local scouts and guides that simply could not function without volunteers, or people like Craig French who gives up a huge amount of time to raise thousands for charity through his FrenBot football game every year. There are so many examples, and our whole community is indebted to those people!”