Stronger Communities

Cheering Volunteering 2023

Book your tickets now!

When: Wednesday 7 June
Where: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick (view on Google Maps)

Book tickets for 10am to midday

Book tickets for 2pm to 4pm

Our annual Cheering Volunteering event, which we're organising in partnership with Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) and Beds RCC, will take place on 7 June at the Rufus Centre, Flitwick. This event, now in its tenth year, is a chance for us to thank and celebrate our volunteers from across Central Bedfordshire for their incredible contribution to volunteering within our communities. We invite you to come along and enjoy refreshments, treats and entertainment at one of two sessions on 7 June so that volunteers can choose a time that is convenient, either 10am until midday or 2pm until 4pm.

Tell us your volunteering story

Many of the volunteers within Central Bedfordshire help to provide the backbone to the community and this event will allow us to say thank you for the excellent support that you provide, often to some of our most vulnerable residents. We would love to hear your stories about volunteering, why you do it and what you love about it and we can share these at Cheering Volunteering. Please also send any volunteering photos that we can share at the event to

Tell us your story

Apply for an ‘Inspiring Volunteering’ grant

As in previous years we have allocated £5,000 to our Inspiring Volunteering grant scheme which runs alongside the Cheering Volunteering event and aims to kickstart new volunteering opportunities.

Find out how to apply for a grant.