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Celebrating National Volunteers’ Week 2020

By June 1, 2020No Comments

As National Volunteers’ Week gets underway on Monday 1 June, we couldn’t be prouder of our local communities for lending a helping hand during these challenging times.

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. With so many of our customers pulling together during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever for us to recognise and support volunteers.

 Counting on volunteer help  

We work with volunteers on reviewing our services, to tell us what they think is good, and more importantly, what they think we could do better.

While doing this valuable work for Catalyst our volunteers are improving their own prospects for employment, as well as sharing essential skills and gaining great experiences across the community.

One way that our customers can get involved is through our local residents’ groups. These groups work with us, and other local service providers to represent the views of their local areas. If you get involved with a residents’ group, you also have the chance to develop confidence, boost your self-esteem and improve skills. 

Opportunities to volunteer

There are lots of ways to volunteer at Catalyst, from helping us test out new ideas, to running youth club sessions.

We want to make these positions beneficial for volunteers, including training and a great experience that could help with things like employment.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email

There’s lots of organisations offering opportunities to help out in your local community. Many activities – such as online befriending – can be done without even leaving your home. Visit GOV.UK for further details.

Our commitment to volunteering

Our colleagues are already among the most dedicated of volunteers, giving their time generously to countless good causes. As an employer, Catalyst is committed to supporting all degrees of voluntary activity. We offer two days volunteering leave between April and March each year and encourage our colleagues to take advantage of this.

A big thank you

We like to say a personal thank you to all our volunteers; people who use and feedback on our services, help shape our work or help within our community. It’s a crucial role and one that our organisation, and the community appreciate.

We’re proud to be supporting Volunteers’ Week and to recognise these dedicated volunteers. You’ll find lots of great stories about local volunteers on our Facebook and Twitter pages with the #CommunityKind hashtag to encourage sharing.