Community Spirit Events

Leicestershire & Rutland Volunteers are invited to come to our story-sharing and artwork-making events around Volunteers Week in June.

Community Spirit of Leicestershire is community arts project to collect stories and celebrate the work of volunteers during the pandemic in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire artist Ruth Singer created this project after volunteering at a food bank in Leicester during the height of the pandemic. She felt it was so important to gather the stories of volunteering, to record just how vital their work was and to celebrate the amazing support and community-building that volunteers have done throughout 2020 and 2021 to support others impacted by covid.

Ruth is running events in Leicester on Sunday 5th June, Tuesday 7th June and Thursday 9th June to share your story, celebrate with other volunteers and make parts of our exciting community artwork.

Events are free and take place at

Woodgate Community Food LE3 5EG, Sunday 5th June 10am-12pm

Beaumont Leys Library LE4 1DS, Tuesday 7th June 10am-12pm

Voluntary Action Leicester LE1 5SN on Thursday 9th June 6-8pm.

No need to book, just turn up and take part.

With Voluntary Action LeicesterShire

Supported by Arts Council England and Leicester City Council Community Ward funding from Castle Ward and Beaumont Leys Ward.

If you prefer to share your story online you can do so here. You can also request a materials pack to be sent to your home here.