The BMC Celebrates Volunteers Week 2022

Posted by Mariella Sullivan on 07/06/2021

A time to say thanks. Through 1-7 June the BMC will be celebrating the incredible work of volunteers across the organisation and beyond who contribute to the hill walking, climbing and mountaineering community.

Following the themes from NCVO we have focused in on the work of various volunteers, spotlighting individuals and allowing them to share their stories with the wider community at the BMC. 
Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers across the UK. This year, the 38th annual Volunteers Week is taking place during the Month Of Community. The Month of Community, launched by The Eden Project Communities, is about creating a focal point in the year to encourage us all to think about and join in with a wide variety of activity happening in our local communities. A time to connect in our neighbourhoods, give back, say thank you and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in, our community spirit will become stronger and we will all feel the benefits.
So if you or someone you know has done something to support the communiuty, let's shout about it, share and tag #VolunteersWeek to share the love! Give thanks to yourselves and each other, and those in your own local communities who go above and beyond everyday!
Read on to find out more about how we will be saying THANK YOU this June. 

Wednesday 1st June - A Time to Say Thanks

We would like to kick off the campaign by saying a massive thank you to all our volunteers who support the work of the BMC. Thank you to those who help others to get out and enjoy walking, mountaineering and climbing, protecting, conserving and sharing outdoor spaces for the benefit of all. To celebrate Volunteers' Week this year the BMC President Andy Syme has shared his message of thanks

Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June - The Big Jubilee Lunch

What better time to celebrate and get climbing, walking and mountaineering than on a bonus bank holiday, so get those sandwhiches made and give a toast to the queen at the top of your favourite hill, crag or mountain! For those enjoying a street party today why not spend some time getting to know your neighbours and thank those in your community who make it what it is! 

Sunday 5th June - Thank You Day 

Today we would like to say another huge thank you to our Volunteer Award Winners who will be honoured at our upcoming Volunteer Gala later this year. Read all about our winners and their contributions here

Monday 6th June - Power of Youth Day

This year Volunteers' Week is coordinating with the #IWill movement for the Power of Youth Day. Young people bring so much to our communities and with fresh ideas, energy and mountains of generosity. Check out the I Will Campaign website to find out how you can make a difference. 

Tuesday 7th June - Volunteers Week Close - A Time to say thanks

A final THANK YOU to all the BMC volunteers and volunteers across the UK. Your work helps to make our mountaineering communities safer, happier, healthier and more joyful places. 

Want to celebrate some more? Follow the links below to see how we thanked our volunteers in 2021: 

A time to say thanksThe power of youth - Employer supported and skilled volunteers - Local area volunteers - Environment and conservation

Get Involved! Find out how to volunteer at the BMC.

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