Month of Community June is Month of Community, a time when we come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. It’s an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer, give back, and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in. Volunteers' Week 2022 Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities. Volunteers’ Week 2022 is a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult couple of years, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution. This 38th annual Volunteers’ Week is taking place during the #MonthOfCommunity. Running throughout June, #MonthOfCommunity brings together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities happening in our local communities. Each day follows a central theme to guide your plans for Volunteers’ Week 2022. Wednesday 1 June: Volunteers' Week Launch - a time to say thanks Join us for the first day of Volunteers’ Week 2022. These last few years have highlighted the vital role volunteers play across the UK and we want to make sure everyone is aware that this is a week to recognise their impact, think about volunteering and plan to support volunteering in the future. Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June: The Big Jubilee Lunch This year’s Volunteers’ Week festivities also include The Big Jubilee Lunch. What better way to celebrate the impact volunteers have in their communities than The Big Jubilee Lunch! You can join in online, on your doorstep, in a park or over the fence. This is your chance to celebrate community connections, recognise fellow volunteers and talk to others about your experience volunteering. This weekend in June is the UK’s annual get together for neighbours and communities. Sunday 5 June: Thank you Day The last couple of years have been testing for all of us. Let’s all get together and say thank you to everyone who has helped us through. Monday 6 June: Power of Youth Day On 6 June, Volunteers’ Week is coordinating with the #iwill movement for Power of Youth Day. Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action. This year the focus will be on the incredible efforts that young people have made during the last year – a year impacted by a global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Tuesday 7 June: Volunteers' Week Close - A time to say thanks Let’s say a huge thank you to all those incredible volunteers and celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Month of Community 2022 The Month of Community incorporates Volunteers' Week as well as a whole host of other celebratory and awareness raising events listed below: Neighbourhood Watch Week 30 May – 5 June Volunteers Week 1-7 June The Big Jubilee Lunch 2-5 June The Big Lunch 2-5 June Thank You Day 5 June Carers' Week 6-12 June Loneliness Awareness Week 13-17 June Small Charity Week 20-25 June Refugee Week 20-26 June The Great Get Together 24-26 June However you choose to take part, hope you have fun!