We all know that volunteers are the life-blood of many community organisations, and that without their dedication activities and projects would simply not be delivered.

So lets all join in with NCVO’s latest campaign – YouMadeItHappen.

This is an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations across Cambridgeshire to say a big thank you to their supporters and to show them the difference their time and money has made, and its all happening soon.

NCVO are asking every charity to use the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen on social media on Friday 11 October 2019.

Here’s some guidance from NCVO about the day:

  • Join others across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram all day on 11 October 2019 by thinking of the messages you want to highlight and using the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen.
  • The key is to make sure your supporters see you saying thank you. Get everyone to notice the hashtag and see the amazing organisations they and their friends and family are supporting, as well as the huge range of work charities do.
  • Focus on providing stories and statistics that illustrate the difference your supporters make. This is not about raising money or getting more volunteers signing up, it is about simply saying ‘thank you’ to those who have already donated their time and money, as well as showing them exactly what that time and money is achieving for your mission. 


National Volunteers Week June 2019

Its National Volunteers Week between the 1st and the 7th June 2019, a week where Volunteers across the UK are recognised for the fantastic work they do.

Support Cambridgeshire is doing the same, so if you wish to recognise a volunteer you work with or support then please send russell@huntsforum a one side Page of A4 detailing who the volunteer is, what they do and why you think they deserve a special mention.

The aim is to highlight one volunteer per day throughout the week via our news items, social media and partner websites (which includes the NCVO national bulletin board).

All recognitions should be sent by Friday the 24th May 2019.

As a pre-cursor to National Volunteers Week why not join us for our FREE Leadership and Volunteering session on the 22nd May 2019, where international speaker and Amazon top 10 best selling author The Speaker with the Orange Tie takes the stage:

To complete the Volunteering context bag a space at our FREE conference on the 20th June 2019 in St Ives. The conference will examine how volunteering can impact on loneliness and isolation and gives delegates an opportunity to discuss innovation, best practice and eat cake..!!: