Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too.

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.

There are lots of events happening in Milton Keynes too….please send us yours to be included in the programme!


Friday 1st June: 

“Play your part day” at Stowe. A chance to people to find out more about what is involved in looking after Stowe. Visit the gardens for free and do some drop in volunteering. More information here.

Sunday 3rd June:

Weekend Permablitz with “Bring & Share” Lunch at Westbury Arts Centre: 11am-1.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join in and get involved in some fun gardening activities, and meet other volunteers! To find out more or confirm your attendance, email: info@plantingup.co.uk. The event is being organised by Planting Up MK  and supported by Transition Town Milton Keynes. For more details, click here.

Monday 4th June:

Tuesday 5th June:

Heritage MK Volunteer Makers’ Launch at City Discovery Centre 6.30pm, all welcome. RSVP here.

Wednesday 6th June:

Transition Town Milton Keynes, a local action group for low carbon living will be celebrating their volunteer-led work during the Volunteers’ Week. Join them at their monthly meet-up to find out about their work and to see how you could get involved with some exciting environmental projects and events in Milton Keynes. Come along for a chat and a cup of tea – 6pm at the John Lewis Place to Eat cafe at Centre: MK (2nd floor). All welcome!
Transition MK will be running other events within the Volunteers’ Week – sign up to their updates on transitionmk.com or follow @TransitionMK on Twitter to get more details. You can also join the discussion on the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/TransitionMK

Thursday 7th June:

Friday 8th June:

Community Action: MK will be roving around the city all week holding drop in sessions for new volunteers to find out more, register and apply for opportunities. Here’s where we will be:

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