On 4th July, charities across the UK will join in sharing their thanks to volunteers on the first ever Thank You Day.
Starting from just 13 individuals proposing a Thank You Day, the idea is now supported by hundreds of organisations across the country, ranging from the Scouts and Guides to Rotary and the Royal Voluntary Service, NHS, The Mirror and the Sun, the Football Association and the Church of England.
It’s got the backing of celebrities, religious leaders and sports stars, local councils and schools, businesses and communities throughout the UK.
The aim is for as many people as possible to be involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you – and the whole of the UK gets together.
TCV is looking forward to joining the day and sharing the stories of our volunteers who have made a significant impact on themselves, their community or the environment. During the first UK lockdown when TCV’s volunteering ceased, many volunteers joined in the UK’s efforts to support their neighbours.
Community Network groups and TCV teams maintained the green spaces that more and more people discovered during their daily walks. Then when restrictions started to lift, there are a special group of volunteers we want to thank who spent time making sure TCV’s volunteering sessions were COVID-secure.
For those who weren’t quite ready to join, we want to thank them for continuing to care for the environment at home, making videos and activity resources for others to use, or joining in virtual group sessions to support each other.
Our volunteers deserve our thanks every day and there are a few specific campaigns we always get involved in, such as Volunteers Week, or our very own TCV Heroes Awards where we aim to make all volunteers feel like the heroes they are.
Thank You Day will be another, and we will be sharing some familiar faces across TCV with our volunteers who want to say their own thank yous. Keep an eye out on TCV’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels on Sunday 4th July to see for yourself too.