As we mark Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7), there is no better time for our unsung heroes, who make a vast difference to so many charitable organisations, to be recognised for their efforts. Organisations, like The Boys’ Brigade, rely heavily on the time, skills and creativity, our volunteers give. They are crucial in our success in reaching out to and making a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK. These volunteers come from all walks of life sharing a common purpose of supporting young people on the journey to adulthood. Currently The Boys’ Brigade has over 13,000 volunteers who collectively, have given up over 4 million hours over the last year, to care for over 50,000 children and young people who take part in more than 1,400 groups across the UK. We would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers who have supported us and enabled the organisation to grow over the past year, and there’s always room for more. I would urge anyone who would like to get involved to contact their local BB group as a little of their time can make an incredible difference.
Boys’ Brigade chief executive