Volunteers’ Week takes place each year in the first week of June, and is celebrated by our local volunteers and third sector organisations. This year, many will miss the opportunity to get together in person with their volunteer colleagues and the organisations they give their time to. In past years, celebratory events have included sharing a meal, or taking time to present volunteers with certificates as a small thank you for their help and support.
However, we still want to thank each and every volunteer who dedicates their time, enthusiasm and commitment to help others in their own communities – and we need your help.
We have created Celebrating Volunteering Certificates for organisations to download and send to their volunteers. Once the lockdown restrictions are lifted we will be able to print and present the certificates for you.
For all our Falkirk Bairns, we have a colouring page you can colour in and display in your window for all volunteers to see! Take a photo of your window and send it to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll put it up on our brand new Instagram, @VolunteerFalkirk! We would also love to see photos of your volunteers in action that we can share on Instagram (before or during COVID-19) – just send them to the email address above.
We’re not the only ones saying thank you – our CEO Jen Kerr has teamed up with Cecil Meiklejohn, leader of Falkirk Council, to release a joint statement on how important volunteers are, during this time of COVID-19, and all the time.
Aileen Campbell, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, has also made a point of thanking volunteers, present and future, on Twitter and in a special statement on behalf of Scottish Government.
So from all of us at CVS Falkirk and Volunteer Falkirk, THANK YOU volunteers, you really do make a difference to all of us in our communities and we couldn’t do without you.