Celebrating Volunteers Week 2021

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution our volunteers make to the work we do and to say thank you.
Volunteer standing in front of a pop up banner

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 2021 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 year, 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.




At Healthwatch Salford, volunteers are integral to the work that we do. They encourage people in the community to have their say on health and social care, sharing their perspective on services and how they can work best for Salford residents. We would like to take this opportunity during National Volunteers’ Week to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers, as we reflect on a year where we have all had to change the way we work.
— Alex Leach, Chief Officer

We have twenty-one volunteers here at Healthwatch Salford, including some who have been with us since the start of the organisation. Over the years, volunteers have been involved in a variety of projects: they have conducted reviews of health and social care services in Salford, reporting on the experiences of people using those services. Volunteers have also played a crucial role as community champions of Healthwatch Salford – they are positive ambassadors for the organisation at events that we attend and they engage with the public to raise awareness of the vital work that we do.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer?

Applications for volunteering are welcomed all year round at Healthwatch Salford and volunteering is a brilliant way to utilise your skills, meet new people and make a difference in the Salford community. We’re really keen to hear from anyone who is passionate about patient voice and has an interest in health and social care, regardless of experience.

To find out more about our voluntary roles, please click here

Interested in volunteering?

Becoming a volunteer is easy. Get in touch to find out about volunteering opportunities with us.

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