Volunteers Week 2020

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which celebrates the work of volunteers in our communities. Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic we are continuing to recognise the importance of volunteers and their valuable support in our local communities.

This year, while lockdown restrictions continue, we will be Celebrating on Social Media the amazing response from across the borough.

#VolunteersWeek and #NeverMoreNeeded are the two National social media campaigns publicly highlighting the impact, recognition and gratitude of the voluntary sector and its volunteers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally, within Sefton, you can get involved by using the hashtags #SeftonVolunteers & #MySefton. Find out more about how you or your organisation can get involved this week!

#CheersForVolunteers – Recognising Volunteers

Joining voluntary sector groups across England, we will be collating and sharing a number of #CheersForVolunteers videos from with staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries. The aim, to create a video ‘chain of cheers’ with everyone raising a glass, mug or champagne flute if you really want to go all out, in thanks to all the hard work of volunteers, especially in recent times and we want you to get involved too! What the video below to find out more;

Sefton CVS and Volunteer Centre Sefton will be compiling all clips and producing a Sefton #CheersForVolunteers video during Volunteers Week. To submit your own video please contact communications@seftoncvs.org.uk

Volunteer Stories – Highlighting the Work of Volunteers in Sefton

Share your volunteer stories, we want to hear from you! Volunteer Centre Sefton and Sefton CVS are inviting local volunteers to tell us more about their volunteering role, as well as stories from organisations who have benefited from their hard work and dedication.

Your stories could be in the form of a short ‘selfie video’, selection of photographs or written case study or article, if you have a story you’d like to share please get in contact with info@volunteeringsefton.org.uk

Meet Kevin, a prescription service volunteer. For Volunteers Week 2020 he gives us insight into his role and how he has been helping efforts in the boroughs response to COVID-19. The Sefton Prescription Service is part of the wider COVID-19 Volunteer Response programme and is managed by Sefton CVS & Healthwatch Sefton.

You can read more Volunteer Stories from a number of organisation working across Sefton by clicking below;

Volunteer Stories - Telephone Support

Sharing your own volunteer stories this week on social media? Be sure to use the hashtags #SeftonVolunteers & #MySefton.

Volunteer Certificate Scheme

Each year, Sefton CVS and Volunteer Centre Sefton work in partnership with Sefton Council and the Mayor of Sefton’s Office to issue volunteer certificates to residents who volunteer with a wide range of local VCF sector groups.

This year, Volunteer Centre Sefton will be continuing to issue certificates to those groups who have recorded volunteer hours – and these can be issued electronically or where requested we can arrange for hard copies to be distributed to our local groups and organisations.

Received a certificate? Share photos and videos with us using the #SeftonVolunteers hashtag on social media wherever possible.

Interested in Volunteering?

The Sefton COVID-19 Response Programme is a borough-wide volunteer programme operating across Sefton, to ensure systems are in place to care for people and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. The programme is coordinated by Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) – a registered charity, working all year round to support a thriving voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector in Sefton, in partnership with Sefton Council.

Click below to register your interest!


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