Posted on: Thursday 27 May 2021
National Volunteers Week takes place from 1 – 7 June 2021 and this year Torfaen Council and Torfaen Voluntary Alliance are paying tribute to the thousands of volunteers that have given their time over the last 15 months to support causes they care about.
Every year, this special week is earmarked to thank volunteers for all that they bring to their local communities. With an overwhelming response from the Torfaen community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, this year National Volunteers’ Week feels more important than ever.
With this in mind, we are pleased to share a range resources, ideas and certificates for groups and organisations to download to say thank you to their volunteers for all the hard work and support they give.
Resources can be downloaded directly via http://bit.ly/volweek2021 or by emailing email@example.com
We also want to extend an invite to the whole community to join with us as we say thank you. Throughout the week we will be highlighting some of the ways volunteers and groups have stood up and played their part during the pandemic.
If you have any volunteering stories or thank you messages that you would like to share as part of our local social media coverage, please use hashtags #TorfaenSaysThanks #VolunteersWeek and #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr
Torfaen Executive Member for Children, Families and Communities, Councillor Fiona Cross, said, “The amazing contribution volunteers have provided during the pandemic cannot be understated. In the initial weeks of the first lockdown we had an overwhelming response from our communities, from food banks to phone befriending services.
Volunteers have supported so many people in need, which would have been impossible to achieve had we all worked in isolation. I’m proud, thankful and indebted to those who stepped forward.
Volunteers Week is an opportunity for us to highlight the huge impact volunteering has across the 3rd sector in Torfaen. I hope you will join us in thanking everyone using the hashtag #TorfaenSaysThanks. If you’ve been a volunteer or benefitted from volunteering please get posting!”
For local community groups, organisations, sports clubs or community venue based in Torfaen, TVA can help with supporting volunteers, governance, funding and online support. For more information visit www.tvawales.org.uk or on social media, search @TVAWales.