Volunteers who are offering their time, skills or experience to support the people and businesses of Charnwood are being thanked this week.
As part of national Volunteers Week, Charnwood Borough Council is highlighting on social media some of the many individuals who have been going above and beyond.
The council will share messages of thanks for all those who have spared their time, in recognition of the important work that volunteers do.
Cllr Deborah Taylor, the council’s lead member for communities wellbeing and safety, said: “I’m sure I speak for many people when I say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has spared some of their time to volunteer over the recent months.
“Whether it’s making calls to those isolating, doing some extra shopping, making deliveries or supporting a foodbank, volunteers are making so much of a difference during these trying times.
“I am really proud of the way communities have pulled together, it’s a testament to the borough that so many people have wanted to volunteer to help in some way. We will never forget how community spirit has shone through.”
The annual National Volunteers Week is year being shared mainly online, with the council continuing to praise and thank individuals for sparing their time to help others in whatever way they can.
Regular volunteers have continued to support existing work including those clearing green spaces, litter picking and supporting community projects.
Scores of volunteers have also offered their time across a range of projects during the pandemic, from working with Charnwood Community Action to deliver food parcels to those in need, delivering shopping for anyone isolating and even hosting online activities for children.
As part of Charnwood Community Action, the council has also launched a recognition scheme for volunteers, with residents invited to nominate their community stars