#VolunteersWeek is here: Southwark needs you!

#VolunteersWeek is here: Southwark needs you!
Send us your volunteer quotes, images and case studies!

2017 Volunteers' Week is here (1-7 June) and we've planned a few things during the week which we'd like you to join us with. Please do pass this on to your communications team to use.

Southwark needs you!

Share all the amazing ways in which you give back to the London borough of Southwark this volunteers week by encouraging your volunteers to tweet using the hashtags #Southwark #volunteer #iamthedifference to help promote volunteering in Southwark. 

  • This will be a great way to celebrate the impact volunteering makes in the borough and to create a conversation about the mutual benefits of volunteering. 
  • Ensure your organisation helps promote the celebrations by tweeting about your volunteers and those in our wonderful Borough by using the hashtags too – let’s see if we can get it trending! 
  • Our Twitter Campaign #iamthedifference - Share your images and quotes!

We're creating images with quotes like this one for Shakespear's Globe. So if you send us a picture and a quote we can turn it into this and share it. Please send these to: jo@communitysouthwark.org 

Share your volunteer stories!

We're collecting stories about why people volunteer, what they do in their role and what volunteering means to them. We'll put these on our website through Volunteers' Week and tweet them. Again, please email these to: jo@communitysouthwark.org

Our mass Volunteer Drop-In Day - Wed 7 June

On Wed 7 June we're holding a mass volunteer Drop-In from 10.00am to 4.30pm at Cambridge House. If you have any roles that you would like us to promote please do send these through to: marissa@communitysouthwark.org Plus please do pass this on to anyone who might be interested. 

Surrey Quays outreach - Mon 5 June

On Monday 5 June from 11am-2pm we will be hosting an outreach session at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. This a great opportunity to meet members of the public who you might not normally get a chance to interact with, promote your organisation and recruit some volunteers!

We're looking for three organisations to do hour-long slots at this session. If you are interested please contact Alasdair: alasdair@communitysouthwark.org.

Peckham outreach - Wed 7 June

On Wednesday 7 June from 11am-2pm we will be hosting an outreach session at Peckham Library. This is also a great opportunity to meet members of the public who you might not normally get a chance to interact with, promote your organisation and recruit some volunteers!

We're looking for three organisations to do hour-long slots at this session. If you are interested please contact Alasdair: alasdair@communitysouthwark.org.

Our usual Volunteer Advice sessions

We're holding our Volunteer Advice sessions as usual on Tuesday and Thursday, from 10.30-1.00pm and 2.00-4.30pm, at Cambridge House. Please book an appintment here.

Charities and volunteering make Britain Great: NCVO's manifesto for the 2017 election

NCVO share their thoughts on what the next government can do to help charities and volunteering make an even bigger difference - read it here.