This year, Voluteers' Week is held from the 3rd - 9th JuneIt’s a chance to recognise, celebrate and thank the UK’s incredible volunteers for all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector, and society as a whole.

Volunteers’ Week celebrates 40 years

Volunteers’ Week was first established in 1984, by what was then known as Volunteering England. This year is the 40th anniversary... That's 4 decades of celebrating millions of people giving their time to make a difference.

Thank You to our Amazing Volunteers

We'd like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of our Volunteers here at Care Network.
Your time, skills, compassion & energy have an enormous positive impact on our work and the local community. Hooray for our superstar Volunteers... You all rock!

Why is Volunteering Important?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out! Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

Did you know...?

  • An estimated 14.2m people in the UK volunteered through a group, club or organisation in 2021/22.
  • Almost 1 in 5 (16%) people report volunteering at least once a month (about 8.3m people in the UK).
  • More than half of the UK population gets involved in informal volunteering – but this is less visible. Informal volunteering can involve things like going shopping, providing childcare or doing housework for free for someone who is not a relative or a friend.

Become a Care Network Volunteer (aka a Local Legend)!

We have a range of volunteering opportunities at Care Network, and we are particularly keen in offering voluntary experiences from adults with a Learning Disability or Autism.

The right volunteer position can help you to relieve stress, provides ways for you to meet new people, learn new skills, give a sense of pride, inspire others and enables you to enjoy the positive femotions of 'giving'.

Click here to visit our Volunteering page

If you would like further information on volunteering with us, please get in touch with Fatiha, our Volunteer Coordinator on: 01254 507255. You can also visit our contact us page, featuring various ways to access information and support from Care Network and our partner agencies.