The Big Walk 2017

A date is set for the next ‘Big Walk’ – Tuesday 6th June 2017 from 12 Noon – 3pm approxPlease save the date in your diary and encourage other members of your team to do the same.  Please register your interest in attending via the Network Facebook page (please see below) and help us make this year’s Big Walk even bigger and better!

You can download our Save the Date Card which you can print and pass on to your volunteers so they can get the date in their diaries and our Save the Date poster for you to print and display in your offices so your volunteers can add themselves if they are taking part.

You can also download the route and key timings here: Route & Key Timings 2017

Working Group:


A Working Group made up of Rotherham Volunteer Coordinator Network members and including volunteer reps is now established.

The next, and final, Working Group meeting will be on Thursday 25th May 2017 from 9:30am – 11:30am at Voluntary Action Rotherham.

If you manage volunteers and you, or a member of your volunteer team, would like to represent your organisation or group at these meetings, please contact Alison Thorp 01709 834462 for more details.

Members of the working group will be looking after a stall in All Saints Square during the morning before the walk from 9:30am – 12:30pm. The stall will be used for promoting volunteering and the opportunities available in Rotherham. If you are interested in helping manage the stall, or would like to drop off some literature for the stall, please contact Kathryn Wild at Age UK Rotherham (email: for further information.

We will also set up a stall in the Rotherham Minster from Thursday 1st June where you can display any literature. Please feel free to drop off your literature any time from the 1st.

Social Media:

The Working Group will post regular updates to the Event page within the Rotherham Volunteer Coordinator Network page.

Call to Action!

  • Please ‘Like’ the Network page if you haven’t already done so
  • Please register your interest in the Event via the Event page and encourage other members of your volunteer team to do the same so that we can begin to generate some momentum
  • Please keep an eye on the Discussion board within the Event page as this is where we will try to keep you up to speed with developments.  Share and comment on posts as required
  • Help us get #volunteerwalk trending on Twitter


(1) For Sponsorship and/or ‘Helping Hands’ on the day from local Businesses:


Pictured: Irwin Mitchell solicitors, Mears-Morrison apprentices and Uk Coffee Shop at Parkgate Retail World who were proud to support The Big Walk 2016.

Irwin Mitchell and Mears-Morrison have pledged their support once again for The Big Walk 2017! Thank You!!

We can also now confirm the support of the City of Sheffield Pipe Band who will be leading the walk with Pipes and Drums! For more information about the band or if you are interested in joining them you can download their leaflet here: City of Sheffield Pipe Band

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If you are a private business and can lend any support no matter how small in terms of sponsorship or a small donation again please get in touch, we would be delighted to partner with you in order to raise both the profile of volunteering in Rotherham and your business, thank you.

If you have any offers of help or questions regarding this event please contact Alison Thorp at VAR 01709 834462 or Email: 

Keep an eye on this page for regular updates and key documents linked to the walk such as Invitations and Programmes etc.

Thank you for your interest.

Please if you are participating in The Big Walk 2017, please email your organisation logo to for inclusion on this page. For smaller groups who don’t have logos, please still get in touch and let us know if you would like to come along on the day and how approximate numbers who will be attending.

The following organisations and groups are already on board so what are you waiting for?!!

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