Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.
As well as helping others, Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer, assisting volunteers in gaining new skills and boosting self-esteem. There are many voluntary organisations in the UK that rely on volunteers to help others.
Kirknewton relies on volunteers every day. Kirknewton Community Development Trust would like to thank each and every volunteer who put themselves forward for activities throughout the year. You may care for someone, sit on a committee, work with young people, work on a Development Plan project, keep a building open, clear up litter, shovel snow, put on an event, deliver food – the list is endless. Without you and your kindness we would not be the rich and vibrant community we are. You are all stars.
We’d particularly like to thank those who have put themselves forward for supporting others during the Covid-19 lockdown and the support we will no doubt need as lockdown eases. We may not have needed you as much as we feared but you came forward and contributed when you were needed. You are all great.
We are preparing now for the challenges we may face from now and towards the end of the year. Keep your eye on the website for further updates.
SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER