What is volunteering?
Volunteers makes a significant contribution to our local communities, initiatives, and social economy each and every day. They give freely of their time to help others and expect nothing in return. Yet without volunteers, many local groups, activities and services would not be able to operate their activities or provide support to some of most vulnerable in our communities.
Why is it important to celebrate volunteering?
It’s really important to recognise and celebrate the contribution of volunteering in our own communities: we want volunteers to know that we appreciate their commitment and that we recognise the real and lasting difference their volunteering makes to people, groups and communities.
What is Volunteers Week?
Volunteers’ Week (this year Tuesday 1st June – Monday 7th June 2021) takes place each year in the first week of June, and is an annual celebration of the contribution people make across the UK through volunteering.
The week highlights the variety of volunteering throughout Scotland, celebrating the time and effort given by the unsung heroes who give back to their communities – not for their own benefit, but for other people, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year provides a chance for all of us to celebrate and say thank you to for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, and most especially in Falkirk, where COVID-19 has shone a light on the value of our volunteers and their unshakeable community spirit.
Volunteers Week 2021
In recognition of the challenging times we have weathered together over the last year, and the unprecedented impact volunteers have had in our local Falkirk communities, for this year’s Volunteer’s Week we’ve decided to do something extra special!
Volunteer Awards Ceremony
CVS Falkirk would like to celebrate the wonderful volunteers and community members, who do so much for Falkirk, with a brand new digital Volunteer Awards Ceremony for 2021, during Volunteers’ Week (Tuesday 1st June – Monday 7th June).
We’d like to invite local people, organisations and groups to nominate the volunteers they think deserve recognition for their exceptional efforts. The winner for each category will be chosen by an independent panel and will receive a surprise gift to enjoy, with prizes donated by local businesses including Mango and Sanam.
The Award categories are:
- Volunteer of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- COVID Volunteer Award
- Innovative Volunteer Award
The deadline for nominations to the awards is 11:59pm on Sunday 9th May.
If you’d like to nominate one of your volunteers, or if someone in your community deserves special thanks for their volunteering efforts, or for helping out during COVID-19 and you’d like to say thank you – please NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE VOLUNTEER AWARDS 2021 BY CLICKING THIS LINK.
Celebrating Volunteering Certificates
Local groups and organisations can now request our Celebrating Volunteering Certificates for their volunteers. The certificates will be professionally printed, and delivered by the CVS Falkirk team (safely and within all current restrictions) in the week leading up to Volunteers’ Week.
All certificate requests must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday 9th May, via the online form below.
Request your group’s CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERING CERTIFICATES BY CLICKING THIS LINK TO THE ONLINE FORM.