UNV coordinates International Volunteer Day on 5 December every year to recognize and promote the tireless work, not just of UN Volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe. Every day, volunteers dedicate time and effort to ensure the inclusion of those often left behind, drive climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Volunteers and Cinema

Hundreds of community cinemas across the UK are volunteer-run, with people bringing their love of cinema and the audience experience to life in their communities. There are also many other independent venues that simply would not be able to provide the special and personal experiences they do without the support of volunteers. Thanks to all these brilliant people!

6 Steps to Volunteer Management Success | Leep NGO

Carers Week takes place in June and aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families, communities, workplaces and society throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring can impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and this should not be underestimated.

Carers and Cinema

There are many ways exhibitors and venues can support carers, from considering accessibility for the people they care for to offering cinema escapism through film, social networks through film groups and screenings, and supporting carers in the workplace.

It’s vitally important that we recognise carers, either as customers, audiences or employees, for the difficulties they may be experiencing, respect them for all they are doing, and provide them with information, support and understanding.

Mental Health Matters | Share That You Care | Carers UK and British Gas

Volunteers’ Week takes place 1 – 7 June every year. It’s a chance to say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, particularly at this time when we’re relying even more on the goodwill of volunteers to support our communities.

The Week is open to anyone to take part – this can include carrying out an act of kindness, doing some volunteering or contributing to discussion. Find more information here.

The week is led in partnership by NCVOVolunteer ScotlandVolunteer Now (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action and supported by organisations across the UK.

Volunteers and Cinema

Hundreds of community cinemas across the UK are volunteer-run, with people bringing their love of cinema and the audience experience to life in their communities. There are also many other independent venues that simply would not be able to provide the special and personal experiences they do without the support of volunteers. Thanks to all these brilliant people!

6 Steps to Volunteer Management Success | Leep NGO

Film + TV Charity: Mental Health Community

Thousands of you have come forward and shared your stories, in the hope of helping others and creating a healthier, happier industry. Many of you want to talk more openly about how you’re feeling — an amazing 86% of you said you would feel comfortable supporting a peer who was struggling with their mental health. However, sadly, … More

Mind: Information and Support

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. Choose one of the options below to find out more.

UnionLearn: A Signposting guide to mental health

This is one of four unionlearn mini-guides to support learners at mid-life. They cover health and well-being in general, mental health in particular, pensions and financial advice, and how to balance work with family and dependant care. This signposting mini-guide is designed to help reps support people in the workplace who are affected by mental … More

Advice & Experience

The BFI FAN Advice and Experience scheme is here to help you if you feel you are lacking in a specific area of cinema expertise, have an issue you’d like to talk through, or need some programming advice. We can provide you with the assistance and knowledge you require to help your organisation develop and … More

Carers resources

A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of their time providing unpaid support to a family member or friend. Social care and health services in particular have an important role in ensuring that carers are at the heart of the social care system; and are treated as expert partners in care. Skills for Care … More