Volunteers’ Week is an annual event taking place at the start of June and celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It’s run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now(Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
In Somerset, voluntary sector organisations come together with the emergency services and local authorities to plan, train, exercise and respond to emergencies affecting the County.
The contribution made by these organisations – not always seen by the public – is widely recognised and invaluable to keeping the population of Somerset safe.
‘Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless’.
– Sherry Anderson