With Volunteers' Week 2016 at an end, the staff and Trustees of SCVS would like to say a HUGE thank you to the hundreds of committed volunteers in Swansea County, and would like to encourage anyone who hasn't already tried volunteering to come forward and give it a go!

1st – 12th June 2016 marked this year’s National Volunteers Week, the annual celebration of the army of volunteers that contribute to thousands of UK not for profit organisations.

Up and down the country events took place to recruit, reward and recognise volunteers, with the week being extended in 2016 to mark celebrations associated with the Queen's 90th birthday, giving us more time to celebrate Britain's army of active volunteers!

Vols Week Mansion Hs Event 7th June 2016 montage ThumbnailLocally, Swansea Volunteering Forum held a members only event on June 7th hosted by The Lord Mayor of Swansea at The Mansion House where volunteers were thanked & shared their experiences together. The day was a great success, with volunteers sharing their views on their own experinces, the sun shining, lovely cakes, and with formal 'thankyous' from both Amanda carr, SCVS Director, and Cllr Philip Downing, the Deputy Lord Mayor of City & County of Swansea. The Deputy Lord Mayor awarded Volunteers Week certificates of recognition to each of volunteers in attendence.

Download a souvenir poster showing photo highlights of the day by clicking here.

To the hundreds of people already volunteering in Swansea – Thank you for your time, commitment, enthusiasm and inspiration – you’re making Swansea a better place for all of us!

... about Volunteering in Swansea by clicking here

.... about the Swansea Volunteering Forum, a network for local Volunteer Managers, by clicking here

... about National Volunteers Week UK by clicking here