Probably the most exciting news article ever, right?

Volunteers' Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you, and we're getting involved in a big way!

The Festival of Volunteering 2023 is all about saying thank you to our amazing volunteers, and showcasing the volunteer culture and community in our region. 

Are you a volunteer in Hull or East Riding who would like to be entered into a free prize draw? To find out more and enter, please click here.

The Hull Festival

Saturday 10th June 2023, 12 - 3pm, will see Hull and East Yorkshire’s first Festival of Volunteering, hosted by Time2Volunteer, on the ground floor at Princes Quay in Hull. 

There will be lots of opportunities for learning, development, and fun, with entertainment, performances, workshops, food, volunteers' prize draw, an opportunities fair, and the chance to hear from volunteers. 

All parts of this event are FREE (unless you want to treat yourself to something fizzy at the bar)!

Workshops cover wellbeing, story sharing, employability, trusteeship, crafting and energy efficiency. To find out more about these and reserve a place, please click here.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please check out the Hull Festival volunteer opportunities here.

We would like to thank all of the organisations and businesses who have been involved in the Festival - we couldn't do it without you! 

The East Riding Festivals

Mini Festivals are also being planned by organisations across the East Riding, and confirmed so far are...

Pocklington by Pocklington Rugby in the Community - Sparkling Afternoon Tea:
Friday 2nd June, 12pm - 3pm, Pocklington Rugby Club

Hornsea by Holderness Area Rural Transport - Bus Tour:
Thursday 1st June - Friday 2nd June

Bridlington by The Hinge - Volunteers' Celebration:
Friday 16th June, 1pm - 2:30pm, Crown Community Building

Goole by Together for Goole - Celebration of Volunteers:
Wednesday 14th June, 6pm onwards, Junction Goole

The Time2Volunteer Awards 2023 Nominations

We've used Volunteers' Week this year to launch the nominations for the Time2Volunteer Awards 2023!

To find out more about the Awards, including how to nominate, please click here.

And Finally...

We invite you - whether you're a charity, a volunteer, a business, or a local person who wants to see what it's all about, to come and join in the celebrations.

If you want to be involved in any way, including gifting for a volunteers' prize draw or even organising your own event under the Festival of Volunteering banner, please contact us!

Feel free to download the files at the end of this article, which include social media graphics and an email banner, to help you promote these exciting events!

Keep being extraordinary volunteers.

Funded and delivered by

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