Volunteer week falls on the 1st of June every year and it happens to be a wonderful time to not only get involved in volunteering, but also give thanks the the many volunteers that work selflessly to provide a greater experience for others. Volunteers do such great work for this country to the point where the estimated value of their work within UK charities amounts to a staggering 22.6 billion.
Volunteers have been a backbone for many charities within the UK and around the world and this is the perfect time to give each and every single one of these amazing individuals the credit they deserve for their hard work.
Volunteering not only helps charities and the people involved, but it also allows the volunteers to build confidence, practice, make friends and so much more. Generosity is proven to create a happier healthier mindset within human beings there are 165,801 organizations in the United Kingdom and many of them rely on the generosity and kindness of the volunteers to keep their doors open and build a brighter future.
To thank all the amazing volunteers around the country there will be events, tweets, celebrations and more opportunities coming within volunteer week.
In closing I leave you with a few words from our volunteering and administration officer Mr John Lomond.
“At ACE Cardiff, volunteers are vital to our existence and without them we would not be able to deliver the support we do to as a charity to the young people at our sessions in Cardiff. We currently have around 45 active volunteers who support us across several children’s learning sessions each week and there is always interest from new volunteers to get involved. It is a great gift to us that so many people are willing to give up a couple of hours out of their busy lives each week to attend the sessions, but we are also regularly amazed by volunteers going beyond the expected contribution to help make our sessions extra special, be it in the form of time, resources or knowledge. It is sometimes tempting to be pessimistic about the world when you read the newspaper headlines, but being around the generosity and kindness of volunteers on a regular basis is a great antidote to that feeling and reassures you that there is a great community of people out there. Our aim at ACE Cardiff is to help to improve the life chances of children who need a bit of extra support and we are incredibly grateful for all the volunteers who contribute to make that happen.”