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:
9. The Marshals of Santa Pod
The Marshals of Santa Pod give up their time for motorsport safety at every racing event. They work all day and late into t he night to keep the drag strip safe for all - a huge well done to all of you!
Photo: Luke Stevenson
10. Northamptonshire Police Special Constables
Special Constables are volunteer police officers, who use their free time to help make Northamptonshire a safer place - thank you for your service!
Photo: @NorPolSpecials on Twitter
11. NGH Volunteers
Volunteers at Northampton General Hospital do so much to help their patients, whether it is keeping them company and ensuring the smooth running of the wards, providing companionship to those suffering from Dementia, providing support to patients receiving end-of-life care or helping out with the bedside book club for patients who love to read. Thank you, NGH Volunteers!
Photo: NGH Volunteers
12. Delapre Abbey Volunteers
You have the volunteers at Delapre Abbey to thank for the beautiful gardens, the insightful guided tours of the historic house, exciting events, the maintenance of the marvelous abbey and the warm welcome you receive upon entering! Thank you for all you do to preserve the town's history.
Photo: Delapre Abbey