Volunteer WeekJune 5, 2017
Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) is a great way to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country. In Northern Ireland, our 241,264 volunteers are involved with a wide range of work including work with families, training, health and wellbeing, community development, older people, advice, to name but a few. They give their time, energy, expertise and commitment to serve the needs of the people or cause they are working for – we couldn’t do without them. The 53,787 people that serve on boards and committees lead, provide direction and manage our organisations to fulfil their purposes. It is amazing what can be and is achieved by volunteers and it’s so important that we recognise and value all that they do.