This is National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) – an annual celebration of the millions of people who give up their time to help their communities and country. And this year, there are more people to thank than ever before.
CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, said: “During the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen some amazing feats of volunteering to support the Coronavirus response both here and overseas.
“Over the past few months, here at CAFOD we have seen our numbers of volunteers and the time they are willing to give increase – equating to over 100,000 extra hours volunteered to help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.”
Volunteering in numbers
- Across the UK, 11.9 million people formally volunteered at least once a month in 2017/18.
- An amazing 6,305 CAFOD volunteers in England and Wales across 15 volunteering roles gave an average of 27,862 hours each month.
- That’s the equivalent of 334,344 hours over the course of a year – a record-breaking 100,000 more hours than last year!
Every year, we hold volunteer events around the country to thank our amazing volunteers – and although our events may look a bit different this year, we’d still love for you to join us to celebrate what an amazing difference your volunteering has made.
Please join us on this evening (Thursday 4 June) at 6 pm for our Volunteers’ Week celebration online Mass.