The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Gordon Brown, says we should ‘celebrate our volunteers’. The celebration for Volunteers Day is nationwide and takes place from the 1st until the 7th of June. This year is extra special because it will be the 25th Anniversary. In the United Kingdom alone there are millions of volunteers each year helping people. This celebration helps to focus on what a Volunteer means to society and it hopefully shakes up other people to want to become one too.
Gordon Browns states that the British government are spending £11 billion a year in subsidising volunteerwork and that he is proud to support it. Volunteers are necessary and even though in these hard times of the economical crisis people are still volunteering; he is proud of them. In 2006 a national TV-campaign was launched to recruit more volunteers and they are now investing in schools so that providing volunteering opportunities will be part of students' lives.
I think many people do not realize that without volunteers a great deal of work can not be done. We have to appreciate it. The British Government is very much involved in getting more people to volunteer. I think it is a good thing that they have launched a national TV-campaign. I believe it is even better that they are now investing in schools to make this part of students' lives. They will understand that helping other people is a good thing to do.
Even though a lot of inhabitants of the United Kingdom are not very fond of Gordon Brown right now, I do believe he has a good heart and he is the right choice for the government of this country.
I also feel that volunteering is an excellent thing to do. I used to volunteer in the local home for the elderly in my town and it gave me an excellent feeling to help others. In my opinion if everyone did this the world would be a much better place.