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

Leigh Film Society Lockdown: Orange Bags of Cinema Sunshine

Project overview Why the project matters Leigh Film Society are a independent community cinema charity. Established in 2013 we use film screenings to fight against social isolation, create opportunities for young people and support community cohesion. We have many different film screening projects including: Evening Film Society, Afternoon Classic Cinema Club, Annual Short Film Festival, … More

Leigh Film Society: Carers Film Club

Project overview Why the project matters For many young carers juggling school and home care respite is important. We Champion the therapeutic benefits of cinema escapism and how watching a film for a couple of hours can take your mind away from more challenging thoughts. The same for adult carers who may need time away … More

Volunteer Management Toolkit

Are you a service manager? Have you ever wondered how you might attract the right volunteers who will make a real difference to the lives of the people you support? Or how you can recruit volunteers who quietly and consistently get on behind-the-scenes with those extra jobs, like preparing newsletters, gardening or fundraising for a … More

Diversity and Volunteering

The UK has historically included people from different parts of the world, different communities and cultures. What has changed over time is the number of identified or self-identifying communities that exist and how we value and treat people within our society. As society changes and becomes more diverse, we need to look for positive ways … More

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