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Thanking the special people who give their time for others

Volunteers’ Week 2024 (3 – 9 June) is the perfect opportunity to give thanks to the more than 150,000 volunteers across the ¿ network who generously offer their time and talent for the benefit of others.

It’s also a chance to invite new volunteers to get involved with our vital work, helping us to deliver our life-enhancing services to even more older people across the UK.

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Volunteering stories

Breaking down barriers to volunteering

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of ¿, discusses why volunteering must be open to everyone, and how giving time to help makes such a big difference.

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The best friends who have never met

We speak to Flora and her volunteer telephone befriender Wendy about their unique friendship.

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Chess: friendship across the board

Caitlin, a volunteer for our telephone friendship service, explains how chess lessons brought her and her friend Sydney closer together.

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Rewarding roles

We hear from ¿ volunteers Asha and Helen about why they want to give back, and what they love most about offering their support.

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"Everyone is thoughtful and caring."

Hear from volunteers at the ¿ Biggleswade charity shop about being part of a volunteering team.

¿ volunteering by numbers (2023-24)

More volunteering by numbers

This Volunteers’ Week, get the full picture of the incredible volunteering efforts happening across the ¿ network with our colourful infographic.

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