1st – 7th June marks Volunteers’ Week and The Conservation Volunteers are marking the occasion by saying thank you to all of our volunteers and their contribution to our vision of healthier, happier communities for all.
Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the efforts and dedication of millions of volunteers across the UK.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, that is affecting the lives of almost everyone in the UK and around the globe, our volunteering sessions have been suspended to reduce the spread of the virus. That means that we cannot celebrate Volunteers’ Week in the manner we are accustomed too, but we won’t let that stop us from marking the occasion.As our Chief Executive, Darren York, explains:
Volunteers are the lifeblood of TCV’s work. We are missing them right now, and we know that they are missing the TCV volunteer programmes which help them to connect with people and green spaces. To celebrate Volunteers’ Week we’ll be looking back at life before COVID-19 and sharing stories through social media and on our website throughout the week. We hope this will remind our volunteers of past achievements and help them to look forward, with us, to the resumption of our volunteering programmes at the earliest, safest opportunity.TCV Chief Executive, Darren York
At TCV, the very heart of what we do starts with our 100,000+ strong community of volunteers, who generously volunteer their time and energy into protecting and caring for their local green spaces. They are our digging, planting, cutting, citizen-sciencing, path-building, growing, teaching, community-building, chatting, laughing and tea-making conservation heroes.
Now as we enter June, and lockdown measures across the UK are easing, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we can return to volunteering as soon, and as safely, as possible.