From Voluntary Action North Somerset

National Volunteers Week 2020 runs this week from 1st – 7th June, and although many of the national events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, we want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing work that local groups undertake and thank our volunteers across North Somerset, who are so integral in providing front line support to some of the most vulnerable in our communities.

Through the month of June, we will be posting regular good news stories to help bring to life just some of the activities that volunteers have been involved in over the last year, this includes the vital services provided pre and post Covid-19, alongside some of the stories of heroism that have happened since Covid-19 overtook all our lives.

You can help us to raise awareness of volunteers and groups in your community by using #VolunteersAroundNorthSomerset and/or tagging Voluntary Action North Somerset (@voluntaryaction.northsomerset and @VANS_NS) in social media posts. We will then share as many of these as possible and bring them together as part of our month-long campaign.

We also want to give back to those groups who work so tirelessly to provide these services. In support of this, as part of the North Somerset Together Network, VANS launched a ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign running through the month of June to raise funds for local voluntary and community groups. This provides the opportunity for members of the community to give something back to volunteers and enable those unfunded groups across North Somerset to continue to provide services to those requiring ongoing support.

You can donate through the #VANS Go Fund Me page here: – over half of the money raised will be donated to voluntary and community groups, with the rest contributing to our own facilitated volunteer initiatives.

Please help us by sharing this email/link to spread the word and by promoting the role of your volunteers by using #VolunteersAroundNorthSomerset all this week. Thanks in advance for joining us in celebrating the inspiring work of volunteers across North Somerset.