Volunteering and Coaching Weeks

What are Volunteers and Coaching Weeks?

Volunteers and Coaching Weeks takes place 1-7 and 7-13 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers and coaches make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers' and Coaching Weeks are supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate volunteers and coaches and the contribution they make in our communities.

The weeks are a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers and coaches have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers and coaches for their invaluable contribution.

Case Studies

Here are a few inspiratinal Volunteers and Coaches from North Yorkshire:

Name, Organisation and Activity

Emma from Bikes in Need provide bikes to refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors and people in financial need.

Motivation

I want to enable people in financial need to be able to access jobs, appointments, cheaper supermarkets and gain the physical and mental health benefits of having access to a bike.

Barriers

Throughout lockdown Emma has lost storage space, after school clubs and volunteers that help with bike maintanance. This as meant that donated bikes have had to be of a higher standard ensuring they can be passed on quickly.

Name, Organisation and Activity

Jackie from Dancing for Well-Being provide dance activities for older people with health and mobility problems.

Motivation

'I believe passionately in the power of dance and music to help people improve their physical, emotional and social well-being'

Barriers

As well as delivering dance sessions, Jackie is also a carer for her husband who has dementia so finds it hard to juggle the two.

Name, Organisation and Activity

Kimmie from Gallows Close Centre provides childrens outdoor activities, food parcels deliveries, a food bank and community support.

Motivation

'Coming from a poor background & other childhood issues, i have always wanted to help young people who live under less fortunate circumstances.'