Today is the first day of Volunteers' Week 2011 and Catherine Bearder MEP is calling on everyone in the South East to get involved.
Volunteers' Week is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The Week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too.
To highlight this contribution, there is a burst of activity during 1-7 June when organisations hold events and activities to highlight their volunteers and the volunteering that do. From showcasing the different volunteering roles on offer, taster sessions and team challenges with new partners, to volunteer recruitment events, awards ceremonies and launching new volunteering campaigns, hundreds of events take place throughout the country.
Events are happening up and down the country. You can look for events in your area here.