Wednesday, 1 June 2011


We all live busy and stressful lives with limited spare time, however if we all just gave a little time, we can make fundamental changes to someone else’s life.

Volunteer Week 2011 started today and is a week of activities and events to celebrate volunteers in the UK and to inspire others to help too.

If you fancy breaking a Guinness World Record, head down to the O2 Arena on Friday 3rd June to be part of the world’s largest sports lesson with Badminton England. You can register online or at the venue between 11-1pm, the session is from 1.30-2.30pm.

Check out the website for ideas how you can volunteer and inspiring stories.

But don’t stop at volunteering this week, why not involve your company in the national Give and Gain Day 2011 on 24th June. This is a national day of employee volunteering where individuals can spend some time making a real difference in schools, local charities and community groups all over the UK.

If you are an employer, it is definitely worth participating as last year 87% of employees reported they “felt more pride in their employer as a result of participating”.

So go on, give a little and help a lot.

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