Volunteers' Week 2018

Volunteers’ Week - the national celebration of volunteering from the 1-7 June - is fast approaching and there is no better time to start planning!

NCVO Vol Week Logo 2018 Colour With Tagline SmallThis year the tagline is ‘Volunteering For All,’ which we hope will provide organisations an opportunity to highlight that volunteering is for everyone.

With thousands of great volunteering positions available in local communities across the country, from micro-volunteering to community based activities to online opportunities, Volunteers’ Week helps organisations celebrate their volunteers’ work and encourages volunteers to share their own stories.

The week can also help highlight how people can access volunteering opportunities and overcome any barriers they might be facing, so there’s a real benefit in getting involved for charities large and small.


We need you to support and promote the Thunderclap!

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We need 500 supporters for the Thunderclap this year, which is twice as much as last year.

Remember a thunderclap isn't sent if you don't reach your target, so don't just add your support, help us spread the word as well.

Why not add your support with your Facebook Page and Twitter!Thunderclap Strapline


Get involved! 


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Download the Volunteers' Week Scot Resource Pack

It includes information on how to become a partner, celebrating on social media, tips on volunteer recruitment and tips for inviting your MSP to your events, logo and certificate downloads plus much more!


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Become a Volunteers' Week Scot Partner

By becoming a Volunteers' Week Scot Partner you get your logo and web link added to the Partners list here plus access to upload all your volunteers' week events to our website.



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Download & Print the Selfie Frame

New year, new frame! Download and print this years selfie frame via the button below or contact us to find out how you can get your frame professionally printed!
Remember to use the #VolunteersWeekScot hashtag when you share your pics on social media.


(Download zip file. PDF, JPEG, PNG & EPS versions available)
Spread The Word

Help us spread the word!

Download the Volunteers' Week Scot press release template. Get in touch with your local media (radio/newspapers) to tell them how you're celebrating volunteers' week!


“Volunteering is absolutely for everyone, and I fully support this year’s theme. While we celebrate the diversity of Scotland’s volunteering nation we should also recognise that more still needs to be done if volunteering is to be truly representative of our society. Those who are not engaged are who have the most to gain from volunteering, and we need to change to evaluate participation for everyone.

Volunteers’ Week is a great occasion to recognise volunteers and celebrate the difference volunteering makes to each and every community. It’s also a time to reflect on how we can work together to make the offer of volunteering truly one that is open to all.”

George Thomson, CEO of Volunteer Scotland 

For more information about engaging with our theme on social media, you can follow the Scottish Volunteering Forum on Twitter @scotvolforum, or follow Volunteer Scotland on @VolScotland. You can also join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #VolunteersWeekScot.