A time to say thanks as Northampton celebrates Volunteers’ Week.
Written by Robert Mullane on June 1, 2021
Volunteers’ Week takes place between the 1 to the 7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers.
This year the week is paying special recognition to the contribution volunteers have made to their communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Each day of Volunteer’s Week 2021 will focus on a different theme of volunteering, with each day a chance to take the time to say thank you to volunteers across the UK.
The week starts with a day focused on saying thanks and sharing your own stories about volunteering during the pandemic, and inspiring others to get involved with volunteering. NLive Radio started the week this morning (Tuesday 1 June) with an interview with Russell Rolph, Chief Executive officer of Voluntary Impact Northampton (VIN). VIN support new and existing community organisations, guide them on the effective use of resources and represent those seldom heard to ensure their views are taken into account in local, regional and national policy formulation.
Russ told NLive that we live in a digital world. If people want to get involved in volunteering, they can often find opportunities online, and VIN can help, “more locally, VIN is part of a new website called Community Action Northants that lists a range of volunteering opportunities on offer across the county and you can simply visit www.communityactionnorthants.org.uk and if you don’t want to do that you can email VIN on [email protected], and we can start the discussion with a volunteer about what they want to do.”
You can listen to Russ’s full interview below.
NLive will be speaking to volunteers throughout the week. You can get involved with Volunteers’ Week by sharing your story on social media with #VolunteersWeek.