CAVO would like to thank all volunteers in Ceredigion for their contribution we mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.

Hazel Lloyd Lubran – CAVO CEO said “Yet again over this last year, we have seen volunteers throughout Ceredigion give so much and achieve extraordinary things to better our communities and the lives of others.  The CAVO Team would like to take this opportunity in our 25th year to thank all those who have given their time and contributed to make a difference.”

Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals.

Over the past twelve months as communities, neighbours and individuals responded to coronavirus and various lockdown formats, volunteers became involved in shopping for, and delivering food parcels, collecting and delivering items from pharmacies, providing dog walking services and being there, through providing welfare check ins and wellbeing chats to those that need them. Volunteers have raised vital funds for voluntary organisations, through a range of fundraising activities and helped share messages of public health information across social media sites.

The annual campaign, which was established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day. This year, this recognition of volunteers continues to be vitally important.

Charities across the UK will share messages to thank their volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteering to bring communities together and to be there in times of need.

For many volunteer involving organisations the week will also be a chance to inform prospective volunteers of the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. Those interested will be invited to visit the online volunteering platforms available in each nation to see what is available. In Wales, individuals are invited to visit www.volunteering-wales.net