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June 2, 2023 1 year
Cricket Scotland - Springburn Park media event 18/05/2023 Pic shows: Credit: Ian Jacobs

2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when Cricket Scotland joins thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK.

With this year’s theme of ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ we hope to encourage people to be the change that we want to see and get involved in volunteering in whatever way works for them.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole has never been more important.

This Volunteers’ Week Cricket Scotland will be celebrating all the volunteers that dedicate their time and effort to the game.

Head of Development Nicola Wilson said: “Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and recognise the fantastic contributions that our volunteers make.

“Volunteers are the bedrock of the cricket community in Scotland, ensuring that cricket takes place at the heart of our communities, providing people with their first step into the sport.

“All of our clubs are volunteer-led and would not exist without people giving up their spare time for the love of the sport, whether that be coaching juniors, preparing the ground or making teas!

“We all appreciate how important a role volunteers play in the development of cricket in Scotland, and the game would not take place on the scale it does without them.”

Volunteering Stats During 2020 (UK Civil Society Almanac 2022)

  • 16.3m people volunteered through a group, club or organisation in 2020/21.
  • Levels of formal volunteering fell significantly from 2019/20 to in 2020/21.
  • More than a quarter of the population were regularly involved in informal volunteering and about half did so at least once in 2020/21.
  • Most people have formally volunteered at some point in their lives, dipping in and out of involvement over time.
  • People volunteer in different ways, reflecting their lifestyles, values and priorities. The way they get involved has changed during the pandemic.

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