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Updates on what our projects and people have been up to – across England, Wales and Scotland.

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New consortium to support #iwill announced

We’re delighted to share that today Step Up To Serve have announced that Volunteering Matters and UK Youth have formed a new consortium to deliver key functions of the #iwill movement. We can’t wait to work together to keep growing the #iwill movement and ensure young people can lead change through social action. Read the … Continued

The Massive Get Together

On Thursday 17th September, we are uniting with 9 other amazing charities to respond to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the charity sector by staging The Massive Get Together in a bid to raise £500,000 together! 

Call for UK-based Full-Time Volunteers!

Are you…. Aged between 18 and 30? Wondering what to do next after COVID-19? Wanting to help others and make a real, tangible difference to their lives? Currently based in the UK? Willing to volunteer for up to 35 hours per week? We need you! You could be supporting someone with a disability to live … Continued

National scheme announced to help keep transport users safe

Today, 23 May 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Schapps announced that national charity Volunteering Matters will coordinate a volunteer response programme – Journey Makers – to help keep people safe using transport networks as lockdown restrictions are eased. Volunteers, called Journey Makers, will be offering guidance, providing friendly advice, reminding … Continued

Welcome to our new trustees

As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Volunteering Matters wanted a range of different backgrounds and experiences to be part of the Council of Trustees, and these new appointments reflect the diverse range of communities the charity works with and supports through volunteering.