Volunteers Week 1-7 June is a national celebration of Volunteering across the UK. This year the theme for the week is “A Time to Say Thanks” and at the Sussex Health and Care Partnership we want to thank all of the volunteers who have supported health and care organisations across Sussex over the last year 

Volunteers’ Week allows us all to recognise, acknowledge and thank volunteers for the role they play. This has never been more apparent as during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen volunteers make a vital contribution to how we have managed an unprecedented situation.  

Volunteers are a crucial part of so many areas in health and care – whether it be those individuals who help others on an informal basis, or those who regularly formally volunteer at hospitals, delivering thousands of PPE to protect frontline staff, those helping out in the Community Hubs, those working within the Voluntary and Community sector organisations, those helping to deliver vaccine supply, or those helping us to hear the views of our Sussex population.  

During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and which has made a huge difference their communities – just as they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

To raise awareness and recognise the range of volunteers across health and care in Sussex, we’re sharing some of their stories to mark this year’s Volunteers Week. Visit the page links on the right hand side to read them. Feeling inspired? Visit the ‘Volunteer Today’ page to find local opportunities.