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Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 June, celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK.
The number of people employed in the voluntary sector rose by 35,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to March 2014 with the Charity Commission.
To celebrate Volunteers' Week the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network are asking for nominations for volunteer of the year.
The Charity Retail Association has launched an appeal to find the UK’s longest-serving charity shop volunteer.
Microvolunteering platform Help From Home, the organisers of Microvolunteering Day, which took place on Saturday 15 March, have published a report on the impact and reach of the day.
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