There are lots of rewarding volunteering opportunities with the RNLI (Picture: Andrew Aitchison via Getty Images)
The week runs from June 1 to June 7 every year and raises awareness about the benefits of becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.
As the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease there are still plenty of ways to get involved in helping with the rollout of the vaccine.
But if working with some of the other emergency services takes your fancy more then Metro.co.uk has rounded up some of the volunteering opportunities you can get involved with below.
The Fire Fighters Charity welcome volunteers to support the service they provide for the fire community.
A wide range of volunteer opportunities can be found on the Fire Fighters Charity website and range from admin support to garden and collection volunteers.
Each volunteer role has varying levels of experience but full training will be provided for those looking to lend their time.
Volunteering at one of the centres for just three to four hours a week or fortnight makes a big difference.
You will be part of a friendly local community, have use of the gym and be supporting your local Fire and Rescue Service.
There are lots of different ways to get involved with volunteering within the police force.
The best way to find out the opportunities available to you is to use the local police finder tool on the Police UK website.
Roles can include joining the Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your local area, becoming a Street Pastor or a Police Support Volunteer (PSVs).
Volunteer roles range from providing front counter services and administration to following up crime reports and incidents with members of the public and you should contact your local police force for more details.
Like other volunteering opportunities, joining St John Ambulance service can be a hugely rewarding experience.
To see a list of volunteer roles available you should visit the St John Ambulance website and follow the online application process.
St John Ambulance is a popular emergency service for volunteers (Picture: John Keeble/Getty Images)
Roles include Event First Aiders, Community First Responders and Youth Team volunteers.
Their volunteer roles are for anyone aged over 18 but there are also youth programmes available for those under that age.
All roles operate in the evenings and weekends, with some weekday opportunities and can range from a few hours a month to several hours a week.
Volunteering for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) doesn’t just mean the only opportunities are at sea – there’s plenty on the shores too.
Roles include crew members on board rescue boats, shore crew, mechanics and lifeboat training coordinators.
For a full list of volunteer opportunities available to you visit the RNLI website and enter your post code.
The RNLI has a training scheme that all crew members and other operational volunteers must take part in.
The full list of eligibility requirements are listed on the website but it’s worth noting that due to the physical nature of some of these roles, they require you to be physically fit before applying.
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