Volunteers Week 2021

Here is an important message to all volunteers from all of us at West Devon CVS: THANK YOU!

This Volunteers’ Week we are encouraging everyone to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers. During an exceptionally difficult year, around the UK people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year.

Despite the restrictions coronavirus has placed on our daily lives, volunteers and community groups have been active throughout lockdowns and restrictions supporting people in their local area. We want to recognise everyone that has started volunteering or continued delivering vital work as volunteers over the past 12 months. We also want to thank everyone who usually volunteers but has not been able to because of the pandemic.

Volunteers are always active in the heart of our communities. Some are now volunteering online from home, others in person with a local charity or organisation. The crucial contribution of volunteers has not stopped, despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in, and will continue as an important part of the recovery from this pandemic. Take a look at the Volunteers Week website to find out how you can get involved with saying thank you. You can also download the latest ‘DeVA Digest’ which provides a one-stop shop for volunteering info whether you are new to managing volunteers or just want a quick refresher.

STOP PRESS! A message from the Simply Connect team:

Our volunteering platform is getting a design refresh!

We’ve been busy working with our digital provider, Simply Connect, to make some improvements to our volunteer recruitment platform, based on your feedback and suggestions.

Upcoming changes include a new design and layout, more visuals and imagery, onscreen help tools, promotion of short-term volunteer roles, quicker sign-up forms, social share options, and much more!

The updates start w/c 7 June 2021, so take a look. We can’t wait to see what you think!

We’d also love to see all your Volunteers Week celebrations over the next couple of weeks – please do tag us in your social media posts and we will re-share with our networks.

Wishing you all a fantastic Volunteers Week! Any queries at all please do get in touch.

Many thanks

The Simply Connect team