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Volunteers’ and Supporters Week

Every year, in the first week of June, we take advantage of National Volunteers’ Week to celebrate everything our amazing volunteers do to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.

But this year, we’re renaming it Volunteers’ and Supporters Week....Why? Because we have over 200,000 supporters who are collectively transforming the lives of young people through their actions and we want to celebrate every single one of them, for whatever they contribute to our mission - whether it is their time, money or voice.

The difference you make

Over the last year our services provided vital support to over 18,000 vulnerable young people and our campaign wins brought life-changing support to more than 5.6 million more.

None of this would have been possible without our incredible volunteers and supporters.

We would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for everything that you do for vulnerable young people in this country.

Here are just some of the ways you made a difference in the last year:

  • Almost 500 volunteers directly supported young people in our services as Independent Visitors, Mentors, Advocacy Volunteers and more
  • 42,000 campaigners supported our national campaigns to improve lives for children
  • Our network of Campaign Champions took action for young people across the country by visiting their MP, writing letters and attending local meetings to promote our campaigns
  • Over a thousand volunteer committee members raised funds and awareness in communities across the country every single month
  • Over 4000 volunteers coordinated donation boxes in their local area
  • Our passionate volunteer speakers delivered over 300 talks last year
  • Over 45,000 supporters gave a regular gift to help fund our work  
  • Our 2500 Retail Volunteers ensured that our shops raise vital funds to support us and raised an incredible £1.75 million in 2016/17
  • Over 400 supporters took part in our challenge events, including the Great Wall of China Trek, World Record Attempt Skydive, London Marathon and other charity challenges
  • And much more…

Watch our volunteer video

Watch our volunteer video below to find out why you should get involved.

Thank you to HelpFilm for kindly volunteering to produce this for us

How we are saying thank you this Volunteers’ and Supporters Week

Some of the exciting things we have planned for the week include:

  • Thanking current supporters and volunteers with a personal message from our CEO
  • Reaching out to volunteers and supporters on the phone to say thank you
  • Local celebration events across the country in our shops and services
  • We will be posting on social media throughout the week to thank our supporters and let them know how they can get involved
  • Reaching out to local press
  • And so much more…

Not yet involved? Join us!

Sound inspiring? Would you like to join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers and supporters who make the work we do possible?

Whatever you have available to give, it will make a difference. So why not find out more about how you can get involved or contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 7000.

We’d love to hear from you…