Volunteers’ Week (1st – 12th June) is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK while inspiring others to get involved.

This year, to celebrate the Queen's birthday, the event has been extended to 12th June.

The Royal Voluntary Service, our chosen charity of the year, is one of the largest volunteering organisations in Great Britain. Its 35,000 volunteers help make life better for older people by delivering services that provide friendship and support.

It is an organisation that embraces diversity, with volunteers from different backgrounds and cultures, and with varied skills and experience. Regular roles are available in lunchtime clubs and social clubs and shift work is available for services such as Befriending and Good Neighbours.

Whether you can spare a few hours once a week, once a fortnight or can give a couple of days each month, there is an opportunity to suit your availability. Royal Voluntary Service are very flexible with working hours and can tailor your time to your volunteering role. For more information visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteer.