Volunteers' Week 2020

Volunteers' Week 2020 - saying thank you poster

Volunteers' Week, Time to Say Thanks

During this year's Volunteers' Week we are thanking every single one of our members, staff and the general public for joining the College team and volunteering with us. Thank you to all of them for their fantastic contribution, working together with us to help shape general practice. Without our volunteers we could not make anywhere near the impact for the profession across the country and worldwide.

What is Volunteers' Week?

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

Time to Say Thanks

At the RCGP, the professional membership body for general practitioners, our volunteers are a huge range of people making an incredible contribution to the profession and patient care. They are our GP members: 

  • Shaping the future of general practice as school speakers.
  • Being a champion of the profession through our policy and campaigning work and local, regional and UK wide College leadership.
  • Promoting the professional development and education outcomes for GPs through mentoring and international GP training.

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

Recognising the volunteering response during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are also dedicating this year's Volunteers' Week to the nation's incredible volunteering efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, providing assistance to those who need it, including GPs working on the frontline. It's been so inspiring to see our national culture of volunteering and community spirit shine through the many local support groups and volunteering networks. 

We are therefore thanking the huge range of people who give their time to supporting the profession in so many ways. Read the testimonials and watch the video on some of the ways our volunteers get involved.

Our Inspire Awards celebrate our volunteers

See our volunteers who go above and beyond with us for the profession. 

Join us and say thanks!

The different ways we are joining the nation by saying thank you using #volunteersweek

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