National Volunteering Week 2020

Posted on 4 Sep 2020

National Volunteering Week is going virtual!

Like everyone else, Volunteer Ireland have had to adapt the way of working and how they support volunteers and organisations. While the organisation had to postpone National Volunteering Week to September (21 – 27), they are confident that it will be worth the wait!

The week will have a dual focus – thanking volunteers and organisations for everything they have done this year and encouraging you all to focus on your own health and well-being. It’s been a tough year for everyone so it’s important to make sure we’re all looking after ourselves too!

To do this – and as a way to say thank you – Volunteer Ireland will be running free virtual health and wellness events across the week. This is on top of the fantastic local events being run by Volunteer Centres, our webinar series and our annual social media campaign which will all run across the week too.

National Volunteering Week will officially launch on Monday 7 September and the events calendar will go online that day with lots of great options for everyone!

Volunteer Ireland will also be asking organisations to get involved by recording their own videos – keep an eye out as they share more details about that soon.

While you’re waiting, why not think about your own plans for National Volunteering Week? Could you run a virtual thank you event for volunteers? Maybe you could plan some social media posts sharing their stories?

There are lots of resources and ideas to get you started here.