Across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull CVS and partners came together in celebrating Volunteers’ Week between 1st – 7th June.

During the week, local volunteer hosting organisations ensured that their volunteers knew how much they are valued, while at the same time highlighting the joy of volunteering to the wider public. 

They did this by sharing videos from volunteers on why they love volunteering, and encouraging volunteer host organisations (who are part of the Hull CVS Volunteer Managers and Coordinators Network) to share why they value their volunteers across social media using the hashtag #ThankyouHullVolunteers.

Matt Wright, Head of Community Development at Hull CVS said: “The contribution of volunteers is huge. They help organisations to deliver vital services that otherwise may not be available to our communities. 

As the lead for the Hull Volunteer Centre, I am amazed every day at the dedication they show to the causes they support and the personal pleasure they get from doing good. It is vital that each of us remembers their hard work and dedication.

Mindful that the focus was on Jubilee celebration events between 1st - 5th June, face-to-face volunteer events on Monday 6th June and Tuesday 7th June were held.

The Hull Volunteer Centre held a coffee and cake drop-in for the public on the afternoon of Monday 6th June. At this drop-in, members of the public attended for a chat with dedicated advisors about the volunteer opportunities available in the area and were guided on how to apply over a cuppa and a piece of cake.

On Tuesday 7th June local partners held a Volunteer Fayre at St Stephens Shopping Centre in Hull City Centre. This was attended by a host of organisations who promoted their volunteer opportunities. Organisations in attendance included: Hull and East Riding RSPCA, Age UK Hull, Mesmac, Humbercare, ReUniform, Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding, Healthwatch Hull, Alzheimer’s Society, Red Cross and CHCP.

Matt Wright added: “People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

I hope that our Volunteers' Week activity has helped support many more people into their dream volunteer role.

At the Volunteer Centre, and at events like volunteer drop ins and fayres, we can provide information and support to prospective volunteers.

The Hull Volunteer Centre is open between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Dedicated advisors are available to offer one to one support on:

Mondays 1pm – 4pm

Wednesdays 9am – 12 noon

Fridays 9am – 12 noon

Outside of these hours, people can still visit to fill in a volunteer application form and view volunteer opportunity literature. Details of volunteer opportunities and an e-application form are available on the Hull CVS website. Alternatively, you can find out more about volunteering by emailing or calling 01482 324 474.

In addition to supporting the public, we help voluntary and community organisations who involve volunteers and local businesses that engage their employees in team building volunteering.

Funded and delivered by

Smile Foundation Hull CVS, community and voluntary services East Riding of Yorkshire Counsil Hull City Counsil
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