Andrea Jenkyns MP is joining local charities in thanking local volunteers for their hard work supporting people and communities across Morley & Outwood as part of Volunteers’ Week 2021. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration – now in its 37th year – of the contribution and dedication of millions of volunteers who give up their time in the service of others.
Andrea Jenkyns MP said: “Volunteers week is a chance to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. This past year, volunteers have made all the difference, from delivering supplies during lockdown to vaccinating at a record pace. I would like to thank all volunteers who work so hard across Morley and Outwood, but in particular Dan, who set up WF3 Kindness at the start of the pandemic to support those in our community who needed assistance and support.
”Dan and his group of volunteers have supported thousands of people in our local area. I cannot praise them enough”
Sarah Vibert, interim chief executive at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), which supports the coordination of Volunteers’ Week, said:
“Volunteers’ Week is about recognising all of those who have delivered vital work as volunteers over the past 12 months. We should acknowledge the huge number of first-time volunteers in communities around the country, and also say thank you to all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic.
Volunteers are always working at the heart of every UK community. It is hard to overstate the incredible impact they have made during an incredibly challenging year.
The pandemic has highlighted how much we need each other as a society. Charities and volunteering enable us to put that need into action and remain at the heart of our communities through the best and worst times. As a result of the incredible impact that volunteers have had during the pandemic, and continue to have in the recovery efforts, more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by the amazing volunteers across the UK.
We must ensure this recognition continues. That is why, on this 37th annual Volunteers’ Week, it’s time to say: thank you volunteers!”