By Helen Roberts, Volunteer Development Manager, IntoUniversity
Today sees the launch of the first ever IntoUniversity Volunteers’ Week. There are already a number of national and international weeks celebrating the contribution that volunteers make to society and we've always looked forward to recognising our own volunteers during these weeks.
But since our volunteers are an integral part of our organisation and we simply couldn’t provide the support we do without them, we've created our very own campaign to showcase our wonderful volunteers and to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported IntoUniversity and its mission.
Our Volunteers’ Week will run from 16th- 22nd March 2017 and throughout the week we'll be sharing stories, quotes and photos from some of the amazing people who donate their time across our network of 22 centres.
In our centres, IntoUniversity teams will be celebrating their volunteers with face-to-face thank yous from staff and students and we'll end the week with a series of events across the 7 cities we work in. We'll share successes from the past year and offer our volunteers the chance to access additional training and feed into the development of our volunteering strategy.
Please keep an eye on the IntoUniversity blog and our Twitter and Facebook pages to hear our volunteer stories and to find out how you can get involved with volunteering at IntoUniversity. Whether you're looking for long or short-term opportunities, are a current volunteer looking for additional ways to help or considering volunteering with us for the first time, we've got something to suit everybody!
IntoUniversity Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution each of our volunteers makes to our organisation and the communities in which we work.
Once again, thank you to everyone who gives their time to support our work with young people across the country - we couldn’t do it without you.