Volunteers' Week Scot 2017

28 March 2017

The annual campaign, established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.

Volunteers -week -logo -2017Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations are gearing up to celebrate the vital contribution made by volunteers across the length and breadth of Scotland.

As well as providing the glue which binds neighbourhoods together, volunteering provides the “golden thread” that runs through all Scottish Government’s policy areas. 

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June.

Get involved

Some of the ways you can get involved include:



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Tweet or post on social media using the hashtag #volunteersweekscot



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Join our Thunderclap and help us kick start Volunteers' Week 2017 in Scotland 




Apply NCVO guidance around ways to say thank you. Download the resource pack here. Includes logos, certificates etc. 



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Spread the Word with our Volunteers' Week Scot press release template


Become a Volunteers' Week Scot partner

Volunteer Scotland is working with partners, including the Scottish Government and the Scottish Volunteering Forum, to ensure that 2017's celebration is the most successful ever. The benefits to being a partner, include:

  • Access to specially designed thank you cards
  • Add and share your event(s) through our Volunteers' Week events list
  • Be featured on our website (with your logo and link)   

To hear more and join us as a Volunteers' Week Scot partner please subscribe below. Being a partner is entirely free. 




“Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you to volunteers for their contribution and to celebrate the power of volunteering to bring communities together.  It’s also an opportunity to encourage more of us, where we can, to play a bigger role in our communities.”

George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland