Northamptonshire s charities and organisations took to social media to thank their hardworking volunteers for National Volunteers' Week (June 1 - June 6).
Using the hashtag #NationalVolunteersWeek, they sang the praises of the pandemic heroes, who sacrificed their free time to help their local communities in different ways.
From litter-picking to saving lives, we have so many incredible volunteers across Northamptonshire, who deserve to be celebrated.
Although we are unable to list every volunteer in the county, the team at this newspaper want to say - from the bottom of our hearts - thank you all for your service and making Northamptonshire a better place.
Here are just a few teams of volunteers, who deserve our endless gratitude:
5. Northants 4x4 Response
The team of volunteers at Northants 4x4 Response have had a very busy year supporting our emergency services in times of need - especially in terrible weather conditions. The charity also featured on BBC1 this year - thank you for your service and congratulations!
Photo: Northants 4x4 Response
6. Northants Litter Wombles
Making Northamptonshire's streets a better and tidier place, where would we be without our Litter Wombles? They volunteer their spare time to litter pick, raise awareness of pollution and encourage others to clean up their local areas because they are passionate about the environment. A huge thank you to our Wombles! This group is for people who care about their environment and who are passionate about making a difference. We are primarily litter pickers in the Northamptonshire area. The aim of the group is to raise awareness of the litter issue and to encourage folk to go out there and clear up their local areas.
Photo: Steve Bishop
7. Northamptonshire Search and Rescue
The team at the Northamptonshire Search and Rescue charity volunteer their time to assist the police to find missing persons in the county. Thank you and keep up the lifesaving work!
Photo: Northamptonshire Search and Rescue
8. Singing 4 Breathing
'Singing 4 Breathing' is a group which has been set up to help people diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They were one of the first to close down during the pandemic due to all members having lung conditions, however, that did not stop them. They moved their rehearsals to Zoom where they continued to sing together twice a week! Member, Charlotte West, said: " I honestly don't know what I and many of the other members would've done without them."
Photo: Singing 4 Breathing