Volunteers' Week 2019

Volunteers' Week, Time to Celebrate

During this year's Volunteers' Week we celebrated every single one of our members getting involved. Thank you for the fantastic contribution all our supporters make. Without them we could not make anywhere near the impact for general practitioners across the country and worldwide. Whether it's five minutes or five days through the year, the time our supporters give really does matter.

What is Volunteers' Week?

Every year, Volunteers' Week, 1-7 June, is a time to say thank you for the incredible contribution volunteering supporters make.

Time to celebrate

AiT Committee meetingAt the RCGP, the professional membership body for general practitioners, our supporters are a huge range of people making a contribution to the profession and patient care.

They are our GP members shaping the future of general practice as school speakers, providing a voice for the profession through our policy and campaigning work, promoting professional development and education outcomes for GPs through mentoring and international GP training, engaging with our members as local faculty and regional Board members and providing vital member-led leadership as our Officers, Trustees and RCGP Council members.

They are also our other incredible public supporters like patients and other members of GP teams, offering their time to the College in groups that contribute to the work of our members. Our incredible staff also support us through employee volunteering programmes and activities.

This year, we celebrated the huge range of people who gave their time to RCGP in so many ways. Read the testimonials and watch the video on some of the ways they got involved:

How you celebrated with us!

The different ways you joined and followed our nationwide celebrations by using #volunteersweek

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Choose from our tailored supporter participation opportunities for members:

Is overseas volunteering just a one-way altruistic pursuit?

Local children at the nutrition centre

Sophie Mylan, Rakesh Modi, Emily Clark; enthusiastic members of our Junior International Committee, consider the risks and ethical considers that need to be managed during effective and impact focused overseas volunteering placements.

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