Jersey's volunteers are being celebrated and thanked for their work in supporting local causes this week.

As part of National Volunteers' Week, the government, volunteer.je and Jersey Sport have teamed up to recognise those who give their time to help out within the community.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a plea was issued for more volunteers, for roles such as delivering meals and helping with food shopping for the vulnerable.

Since 20 March, over 2,500 islanders have registered as a volunteer.

The current economic climate, resulting in a lack of charity donations from individuals and businesses, along with lost income from charitable events that have had to be cancelled, means that volunteers will play a huge part in making sure charities can keep supporting the community over the months and years ahead.

Alan Le Pavoux, volunteer.je

Now, islanders who have not yet got involved are being asked to consider getting into volunteering.

Volunteering is known to be a rewarding, positive experience which can help boost mental well-being. Any amount of time you can give is of huge value and I'd urge anyone thinking about volunteering to come forward.

Alan Le Pavoux, volunteer.je
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