Volunteers’ Week 2020 round-up

8th June 2020

That’s a wrap! We’ve come to the end of another amazing Volunteers’ Week. It may have taken on a different format to our usual volunteering fairs and celebrations, however, it was just as memorable! The #TimeToSayThanks theme felt very fitting for both the volunteers who have been present all year round and those who have stepped up to help in the COVID-19 response. What has really been highlighted during the week is how much the organisations we work with appreciate their volunteers – their dedication really does make the world go round! 

On Wednesday, we held our Volunteering Barnet Coordinators’ Coffee Morning. It started with discussions about challenges organisations have faced in the past few months, sharing tips and adaptations. Topics also covered included how to reintroduce volunteering activities safely, how to keep in touch with volunteers who are unable to volunteer currently, and effective ways of training staff who work with volunteers.  

Throughout the week we heard different Barnet volunteer stories; Ayat who has been busy sewing scrubs and bags for the NHS, Rick, who delivers shopping for isolated residents of Barnet, and Alice, who assists Colindale Community Trust with their admin. It’s great to hear the stories of volunteers that we have placed throughout the year. 

We shared our #TimeToSayThanks video in Barnet – with lots of organisations taking part, including a special message from the Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Stock. It was great to see so many faces in the video

We also shared a series of blogs on our website on various topics relating to volunteering in the current climate. Check out our Volunteers’ Week blog series for a look back on what we shared throughout the week.

So as we say goodbye to Volunteers’ Week 2020, it’s important to recognise the dedication and impact made by volunteers year-round. Thank you for being a part of Volunteers’ Week!

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