Volunteers’ Week 2019 was a great opportunity for Inspiring Governance to thank the many volunteers serving through us as Governors and Trustees, for the amazing work they do for young people throughout the year. The week is an initiative started by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and was also the perfect chance to promote the personal and professional rewards of becoming a School Governor or Trustee to new volunteers.
We attended events throughout the week in Surrey, Sheffield, Somerset, Manchester, York, and London and we teamed up with many brilliantly supportive institutions such as Nationwide, Royal Holloway University, Sheffield Hallam University, Manchester University, York CVS and Schools Together. As part of the week, Richard Ellam, Regional Manager for the Midlands, also spoke to High Peak and Ashbourne Radio listeners in Derbyshire to promote our ‘Bridging the Gap’ campaign. This is a joint campaign we are running with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce to widen our reach and encourage governor volunteers from rural and urban areas in the region.
Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, also tweeted his personal thanks to existing Governors and Trustees during the week, saying: ”Governors and trustees make a crucial difference in education, giving their time and experience for the benefit of the next generation. Thank you”.
We are always grateful to have the opportunity to use a platform such as Volunteers’ Week 2019 to communicate with volunteers and potential volunteers, so we also extend our thanks to the organisers, the NCVO. We are now looking forward to placing new volunteers in schools over the summer and roll on Volunteers’ Week 2020!