Volunteer's Week 2016

- Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Volunteer's Week have extended their celebrations this year to enable more people than ever to take part and get involved. It has been found that over 21 million people volunteer at least once a year in the UK, generating £23.9 billion for the UK economy. Such a big contribution deserves a celebration to continually make people aware what a big difference an individual can make to communities and environments. 

What is Volunteer's Week?

Volunteer's Week is an annual event that has been running since 1984. It is a long-standing and popular event supported by charities of all sizes across the UK. The contribution of millions of individuals are celebrated as well as volunteering taster sessions, team challenges, recruitment events and new volunteering campaigns also taking place during the week. The event, and their partnership with NVCO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations), encourages everyone to get involved and it is your choice as to how you contribute! 

How can you get involved?

There are many ways that you can get involved with Volunteer's Week this year, from celebrating to actually volunteering yourself!

Share you Stories

Do you volunteer or have you done in the past? Why not share your story this week? Upload photos, videos and your experiences to social media and you could inspire someone else to volunteer in their community.

Join in an Event

There are hundreds of events running during the course of Volunteer's Week all across the UK, so there's no excuse not to get involved. If you want to find out more about events near you, or how you can run your own event, then visit the official website for Volunteer's Week.


Inspired by the 21 million people who volunteer every year? Get involved, today! Whether it's helping a vulnerable person in your neighborhood to volunteering some of your time to the local charity shop, little things can make a massive difference to those in need. If you want to find out more about volunteering, check out Volunteer's Week and their 'I Want To Volunteer' page. 

Volunteering with Options

As a not-for-profit organisation, volunteers are an important part of our work at Options and we value and celebrate their contribution to our company.

Are you a good listener? Do you like to meet new people? Would you like to make a difference?

Does that accurately describe you? Then you could be exactly the kind of volunteer we are looking for. Join our experienced volunteer team as a volunteer counsellor working with our problem gambling customers, or as a volunteer administrative support worker and help to extend the services we offer.

Contact us today...

If you are interested in volunteering with us at Options then get in contact today. Visit our Vacancies and Volunteers page to find out how to apply. If you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in contact on our Twitter and Facebook pages or through the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Options Team.

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