We believe that young people can make all the difference to their communities and their lives through the power of volunteering. We run a wide range of volunteering programmes and projects across the country that help them do just that.
With us young people discover what they care about, and are empowered to do something about it. We refuse to see any young person, no matter their circumstances, as anything other than an asset. Volunteering enables them to make a positive difference in their communities. It not only boosts their confidence and expands their social circle, it enhances their life skills and future employability.
Our Full Time Volunteering programme has been changing the lives of its volunteers and the communities they support for over 50 years. Our Positive Futures programmes work with young people to design and deliver the social action they care about. Our peer-led sexual and mental health programmes, such as Sex Matters and Mind Matters, improve volunteers’ confidence and awareness. Our volunteers also support children and young people – through befriending, mentoring, reading in schools and supported volunteer programmes.
But don’t take it from us – we regularly share stories from our volunteers about their experiences!
Activ8 is a peer-led project delivering bespoke and tailored activities to young people, aged 18 – 24 years, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
Our COVID-19 Response programme includes projects operating on a local and national level, with new roles to support the community during the pandemic.
Involving young people in supporting the health and care of others is proven to have positive benefits to patients, the community and young volunteers.
Equip Mentoring provide support for young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).
EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer program funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organisation or in a public body in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America for a period ranging … Continued
Full-time volunteering is a unique opportunity for people aged between 18 and 35 to undertake the challenge of living away from home for 6-12 months.
Futures Matter trains and supports volunteer leaders to devise and run volunteering initiatives for the benefit of their local community in Ipswich.
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a UK wide programme, funded by Spirit of 2012 that aims to encourage disabled and non-disabled people to take part in and enjoy activity together.
Grandmentors: building better futures for young people leaving care across 8 areas in the UK.
82% of the care leavers supported by Grandmentors are in education, employment or training after six months, compared to just 51% nationally.
The Hounslow Allies project recruits, trains and supports adults from the local community to become allies (Independent Visitors) to looked after children and young people.
Learn Together Cymru is a project that supported children and young people one-to-one with their reading, maths, languages in schools and community learning settings across Wales. Over 200 volunteers continue to support children in their local primary schools and we are still actively looking for ways to continue to grow this work.
Mind Matters is shaping the future of Mental Health awareness for young people in Gwent.
North Lanarkshire Befrienders provide a befriending service to vulnerable young people aged 8-18 in the local area.
Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programmes (RSVP) offer volunteering in local schools across the UK, for people aged 50+, where they can support pupils with with reading, maths or specialized subjects.
The S.A.F.E project (Sexual Awareness For Everyone) is for women living in Gwent aged 16 – 35 who have a learning need or disability. The project aims to give vulnerable young people the tools to identify appropriate and safe relationships.
Volunteering Matters’ SAFE (Sexual Awareness For Everyone) male project is aimed at males aged 16-35 in Gwent who have a learning need or disability.
The Loop gives beneficiaries the opportunity to become volunteers. It enables participants to access the social group as and when they need support, progress onto the Goals Group when ready and take their learning further within the Projects Group.
Volunteer Centre Newcastle acts as a connector between people and communities with a database of opportunities across the city.
WASSUP is a project run by local young women in Ipswich. They focus on raising awareness of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, honour based violence and gang grooming. They also prioritise lobbying for changes to social policy and practice on these issues promoting young people’s voice.
Inspired by Ipswich-based project WASSUP, We Are Patrick is a youth social action programme delivered by young men in Ipswich.
Grandmentors is an innovative volunteering project where older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support and mentor vulnerable young people leaving the care system. These young people who are out of employment, education or training (NEET) often need a guiding hand and role model to support them to find work, continue their education … Continued
We’re seeking Telephone Befriender to support a lonely and isolated people in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Pembrokeshire and Flintshire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are needed to provide some telephone company for people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these … Continued
We’re seeking Volunteer Organisers to support a community response in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Pembrokeshire and Flintshire. Right now volunteers are needed help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those … Continued
If you want to be involved in helping your community through the COVID-19 crisis, but are unsure how to get involved, this is your opportunity. If you are 16-years and older and interested in making a difference, then contact us for more info using the form below.
We’re looking for volunteers aged 18-24 who want to make a positive difference in Suffolk. Develop new skills and gain a qualification, help your peers realise their potential, build confidence, improve their wellbeing and overcome the issues that affect them.
Equip Mentoring provide support for young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).
No…Sh! is an exciting peer-led mentoring programme running in Gwent in partnership with Cyfannol Women’s Aid. Our staff team recruit young female volunteers to deliver workshops to their peers, to help improve awareness of sexual harassment and abuse of young women (aged 16 to 35) with learning difficulties. The volunteers then go on to help design and … Continued
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Warwickshire.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Wolverhampton.
KEO are looking for volunteers to deliver 'Staying Safe Online' toolkit to primary aged students in Ipswich.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Milton Keynes.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Wiltshire.
Are you aged 18 to 24? Looking for support to gain experience and help you get skills to move into employment, education or training?
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruits and trains volunteers to befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area.
The SAFE (‘Sexual Awareness for Everyone’) project running across Gwent will help improve the personal safety and good sexual health of young women (aged 16 to 35) with learning difficulties through peer led workshops, one to one peer support and through the production and distribution of a SAFE card.
Learn Together Scotland is looking for volunteers aged 50 and over to support on literacy skills building in their local community.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Ipswich.
Mind Matters is a peer led project that helps young people become aware of mental health and wellbeing issues.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Islington.
Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Hounslow.
Full Time Volunteering is a unique opportunity for people aged 18 and 35 to assist on social care projects across the UK – developing skills, improving self-confidence, meeting new people and changing lives.
Recruiting volunteers to build a one-to-one relationship with looked-after children based on trust and mutual respect.
If you care passionately about child welfare or are looking to gain relevant experience in health, social care or education - befriend a child in North Lanarkshire today!
All local authorities have a statutory duty to provide independent visitors to all children in care (aged 8 – 16+) who would benefit. In Hounslow, London, we’ve been providing an Independent Visitor Service – Hounslow Allies – for over 12 years. We also run Grandmentors in Hounslow. Grandmentors is an intergenerational mentoring programme that matches … Continued
Cole's life has been turned around by his inspiring Mentor Darren. Read about how they were brought together by our award winning Grandmentors project.
Supported by the Grandmentors project, Musa is adapting to his new life in Hounslow and improving his language and life skills.
Kai and Honor have only known each other five months but thanks to the power of their Grandmentors relationship Kai is achieving great things in life.
'It feels to me that I have gone full circle in the volunteering world, by starting as a volunteer and being empowered by the staff there, to becoming a staff member myself and empowering the next generation of volunteers.'
'The goal is to get the kids out of the house, away from their problems, and let them enjoy their time.'
'Some of the kids want to do a lot of different things... the thing that matters the most to me is to see them having a good time and enjoying their time with me.'
The role of a Full-Time Volunteer (FTV) can be very varied, and supporting full-time carers is just one of the ways that FTVs provide incredible support to those they volunteer with. Volunteering Matters has been working with Carers’ Support Bexley for over 20 years (back when we were known as Community Service Volunteers!) and we … Continued
"I am helping others receive important messages and love seeing them gaining confidence week by week."
"I love volunteering on this project as I love all the work we do with people with learning difficulties. I enjoy helping them and making them feel like they are being listened to."
Clare's young person never failed to make her laugh, and even though she was apprehensive about the training, she says she couldn't thank staff enough for the support.
After recognising there were others like himself who needed help, Craig went out in search of volunteer opportunities to do just that.
The young person matched with Kirsty gained so much from having Kirsty as her befriender, even saying she wants to also befriend others when she is older!
'My young person told me she saw me as the older sister she never had, and felt that she could confide in me and come to me for advice if anything was bothering her.'
Anna was an EVS Full-Time Volunteer with Volunteering Matters in South East Wales, where she befriended older people and people with disabilities.
Stephanie wanted to be or do something 'more', but didn't know what that looked like. Volunteering with Clackmannanshire Befriending Project is the 'more' she was looking for, and says it totally exceeded her expectations.
Lisa, our Project Officer for Futures East, recently spoke to two of our volunteers about their roles. Futures East is a programme that empowers young people with learning disabilities, autism and additional support needs to undertake a fulfilling and worthwhile voluntary role in the community.
Lea volunteers in a school with children with disabilities, and she loves it. She feels she has grown in confidence and has developed her personality, getting to know her strengths and her flaws.
Rhianydd has autism and feels she’s a good candidate to volunteer on a project for people with learning disabilities. She says “I am their peer and they engage with me as I understand.”
Sandy spent a year as a full-time volunteer on project Vocal, supporting people with learning disabilities to become actively involved in their community by volunteering.
Ever wondered what a full-time volunteer actually does? Each opportunity is different, and we heard from Larry who volunteers for the disability and well being service at the London School of Economics.
Meeting on the pitch for training sessions before one-to-one mentoring helped Rosalind to build a positive relationship with her Behind Every Kick mentee.
Sharon became a befriender whilst studying health and social care at university, and decided to volunteer whilst being a student because she wanted to help reduce the inequalities faced by so much of the population.
'After I graduated volunteering as a befriender gave me a sense of satisfaction and reward that no desk job ever could – giving your time to someone who just needs a pal is an amazing gift, and one that a young person will remember forever.'
David is 79 and has been volunteering as a schools reading volunteer with Volunteering Matters since 2000. He told us about his favourite parts of the role, and shared some stories from his time in primary schools in Wales.
Karen heard about Grandmentors through the local business community, and is already seeing a great difference in her mentee, only a few weeks into supporting her as a volunteer.
'I never thought that I could ever have had so many lovely experiences from a bunch of Scottish children but now that I look back, I am sure that they have taught me more than anyone else.'
'I originally thought as a befriender I was there just to give my young person time out from their family life and to allow them to have some fun whilst also helping them make positive choices going forward in their lives. I didn’t think for one minute how much I would benefit and gain from being a befriender.'
"If you’re not sure whether you’re the right person to be a reading volunteer, then think again. Some aspect of your life will contribute something to the school and I believe personality and an interest in education matters as much as personal circumstances. Once you give it a go, stay with it – you’ll get more confident and the rewards will come!”
"I have never felt more commended for being the person that I am."
"I think volunteering can make a huge difference in people’s lives and really change the community that we get involved with."
"Volunteering gives you a sense of responsibility and it shows you you have an important part to play in your community."
"Mentoring gives us an opportunity to continue to deploy our skills and knowledge, but in a very different environment."
"I think that volunteering with Volunteering Matters and having it on my CV made me stand out from the crowd and more able to get a full-time job."
"Nothing is more rewarding than seeing her enjoy trying new things that she wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do."
"My current job is CEO of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. I’m sure I wouldn’t be here now if it weren’t for the experience I gained with CSV."
"Volunteers have enabled me to go to social activities, travel to different countries, to get a degree; to live my life."
"Getting involved with this project has been one of the best decisions I have made during my time at Pearson, and I am grateful to the company for its support."
"Knowing that I have made an impact, and watching Sammy blossom into a confident, young woman has made me the happiest and proudest person on the planet."
"Volunteering has provided me with the opportunity to further my skills and push myself as an individual."
"I feel that we all have a social responsibility to help others in our communities, and befriending is just one way in which I can manifest this duty – whilst having fun at the same time!"
"Volunteering gives me a great sense of self-worth and belonging – in fact I often think that I get back more than I give!”
"I decided to volunteer because it is a chance to do something different away from the corporate world, and to make a positive contribution to society."
" I felt honoured to witness Aamir progress"
"They are able to talk to somebody who will really listen to their problems."
A comprehensive two-year evaluation by Manchester Metropolitan University on Grandmentors explores whether the programme works for young people leaving care.
A toolkit to help health and social care organisations engage with young people as volunteers. It is designed to foster and support ambitious work through practical advice, easy to follow guidance and inspirational case studies.
An external review of the Grandmentors programme, conducted between June and September 2017. The review looks at what Grandmentors offers in the current policy and commissioning environment, and how the model could be evolved for the future.
In general those who could benefit most from volunteering are the least likely to be able to take part in it. This paper from Volunteering Matters looks at what organisations can do to start addressing the equity issues in volunteering.
This research summary presents findings from a rapid literature review by Leeds Beckett University on volunteering, inequalities & public health.
This report aims to share our learning from commissioned work and the steps needed to improve youth volunteering with the health & social care sectors.
Executive Summary on the Evaluation of Volunteers Supporting Families project; an additional resource for social care teams.
This toolkit looks at social action and volunteering – including both formal and informal opportunities for young people to engage within health and care settings often described as social action.
Our long-running Action Earth scheme is celebrating the one millionth hour of volunteering time given by volunteers on its funded projects this decade!
Seventy supporters raised £5,000 for Grandmentors, an inter-generational award-winning project of Volunteering Matters.
The money will help to provide weekly support for young care leavers over a 6-12 month period, ensuring greater well-being, autonomy and career prospects.
Volunteering Matters' award-winning Grandmentors featured in the Guardian. Honor's inspirational support of Kai demonstrated the life-changing impact Grandmentors makes.
Volunteering Matters featured in an article about the appointment of the new Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, in which we stated we looked forward to working with her to ensure that more people can change lives and transform communities trough volunteering.
Volunteering Matters is instigating community volunteering to help make Leeswood in Wales more Age-Friendly. It is one of the charity's Rural Wisdom projects designed to reduce isolation in rural areas.
By giving something up this #GivingTuesday and donating the money that you save to Volunteering Matters you can help our young volunteers drive local change
Our volunteers and guests from projects running across Scotland were nominated to attend as a gesture of thanks for their commitment to their roles supporting vulnerable people in the community.
Volunteering Matters North Lanarkshire Befriending Project volunteers were congratulated in a Holyrood Motion, tabled by Clare Adamson MSP, and supported by 11 MSPs. Volunteering Matters is calling for similar projects for all vulnerable young people in Scotland.
The Ofsted report stated that ‘Schemes like the Grandmentors project provide children and young people with further opportunities to develop and reach their goals’.
We are very proud to announce that the new Mayor of Ipswich, Jan Parry, has chosen WASSUP and We Are Patrick as her chosen projects to support through her term in office!
Sunshine Café, which acts as a social hub for the village of Leeswood celebrated its first anniversary. The morning’s filling included the usual fare of hot chocolate, teacakes and laughter.
Grandmentors volunteers and young people on our award-winning Grandmentors project enjoyed a trip to Parliament for a soft matching event.
Volunteering Matter’s Grandmentors programme won a prestigious national award recognising its transformational work in mentoring young care leavers. The Grandmentors programme received the honour in the Third Sector category at the recent National Mentoring Awards, in recognition of the 1:1 support that Grandmentors provide young people leaving care. One of the key areas that impressed … Continued
Our SAFE Males project launched their social action project film, which focuses on the topic of 'mate crime' for those with a disability.
Volunteering Matters CE and president of Volonteurope, Oonagh Aitken, gave her update of the new Erasmus+ Project ‘Job Bridge’.
Our new project for women aged 16-35 across Gwent who have learning difficulties or autism, empowering them to recognise sexual harassment and abuse
Thanks to the Freemasons Grandmentors Milton Keynes will reach even more young people leaving care.
At this year's AGM we wanted to recognise the incredible individual efforts made by our volunteers, and the impact they make every day up and down the UK. We developed a new set of Volunteer Awards, to cover the full range of our work
We've launched a new edition of our toolkit aimed at encouraging more young people in to volunteering within health and social care
Our project WASSUP has won the Third Sector Award for Volunteer Team of the Year!
Mind Matters have been shortlisted in the Advice and Guidance category of the Children & Young People Now Awards 2018!
For the second year, volunteers from our North Lanarkshire Befriending Project, Help at Hand, and the Employee Volunteering team from the Co-Op were honoured at the Royal Garden Party at Holyrood Palace!
We’re very proud to announce that our Grandmentors project has received another award nomination, this time for the Good Help Awards from Nesta!
Our Mind Matters team were awarded at the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018! The peer-led approach allows for a safe space for young people to discuss worries, concerns and work towards supporting the 1 in 10 children in the UK who are affected by mental health problems.
We are delighted to announce that Volunteering Matters has won the award for ‘social care, advice and support’ in the 2018 Charity Awards for our Grandmentors programme.
This Volunteers’ Week we’re challenging young people across the UK to start their own revolution, and consider not just volunteering, but Full-Time Volunteering.
As thousands of volunteers are being celebrated up and down the country as part of Volunteers’ Week, we of course couldn’t let the moment pass without three cheers for our incredible volunteers!
We’re excited to announce that Volunteering Matters is teaming up with the German social enterprise Volunteer Vision to make online volunteering easy for businesses across the UK.
Volunteers from across Hackney came together at Pembury Community Centre to celebrate the launch of our Futures East project.
This month sees the launch of our brand new campaign to change young people’s perceptions of volunteering. Titled ' Revolution You ', our campaign aims to challenge preconceived notions of volunteering and encourage more young people to consider a gap year in the UK.
Both Stockton Council and Wiltshire Council will be teaming up with Volunteering Matters to launch Grandmentors in their area, providing new inter-generational mentoring to young people leaving care.
We’re delighted to announce that our work with and for young people across Ipswich has been given a boost this month with the arrival of a new youth volunteering project in the area – Positive Futures.
In this short film we heard from Emma Thomas-Hancock, Director of Volunteering Delivery, about how her work started with young people, how the volunteering landscape has changed and gave her volunteering predictions for the future.
To mark Dignity Action Day on the 1st February, we are delighted to announce a partnership with W.I.N.G.S Cymru to reduce the stigma around talking about periods and provide free sanitary items to young women across Gwent.
We are delighted to announce that one of our amazing volunteers, Sophie, was presented with a Diana Award at the Inspire Wales award ceremony in Cardiff City Hall today for her outstanding contribution to our Mind Matters project.
Highlighting our corporate volunteering programme, where employee volunteers are placed in schools to support students with reading and other subjects.
Volunteering Matters took over Christchurch mansion in October 2017 to showcase our volunteering projects running across Suffolk.
We have launched many amazing new projects in the past year, all made possible by talented and dedicated volunteers across the UK. We were delighted to shine a spotlight on some of them at the Volunteering Matters 2017 Annual General Meeting which took place on the 28th of September.
Seven volunteers from Volunteering Matters attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace on the 4th of July 2017 as a gesture of thanks for their commitment to their roles supporting vulnerable people in the community.
We are delighted to announce our Development Manager in Wales, Sianne Morgan. has won at the Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Awards.
Volunteering Matters, with support from strategic funding partners, is commissioning an external review of their Grandmentors programme.
Our project, Sex Matters Too, has been nominated in the health, social care and wellbeing category of the Third Sector Awards Cymru, taking place on the 16th of February in Cardiff.
Ryan Crewe-Rees, a young volunteer on our Sex Matters Too project from Pontypool (south Wales), was given a Diana Award at the Inspire Wales award ceremony at Cardiff City Hall today.
Our Full-Time Volunteering programme won the Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award at the (CYPN) Children and Young People Now award ceremony in central London last night.
In 2015, #GivingTuesday broke the world record for the highest amount of money donated online in a 24 hour period. We think this is brilliant – but #GivingTuesday shouldn’t just be about giving money so we are asking our supporters to donate the gift of time by volunteering in their communities.
Women Against Sexual exploitation and violence Speak UP (WASSUP), our Ipswich-based youth volunteer project, has been named runner-up in the British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.
VolontEurope, together with partners from several EU states, is launching a program called European Volunteer Inclusion Program (EuroVIP) to help reduce youth unemployment in Europe.
Our Women Against Sexual violence and exploitation Speak UP (WASSUP) project, based in Ipswich, has won the Anne Dunford OBE Award for youth participation.
Women Against Sexual exploitation and violence Speak UP (WASSUP), our Ipswich-based project, has been shortlisted for a British Red Cross Humanitarian Award.
Full-Time Volunteering, Sex Matters Too and Volunteers Supporting Families have all been shortlisted for Children and Young People Now awards.
Our peer-to-peer sex and relationships education project Sex Matters Too has been shortlisted for the 2016 Pamela Sheridan Award.
The 1989 Children’s Act says councils must appoint volunteers to ‘visit, befriend and advise’ children in care if it is in their best interests. It is not acceptable that 97% of children in care are missing out.
On 9th June in Llandeilo Primary School, Carmarthenshire, dogs Riley and Layla enjoyed a star-spangled celebrity reception for the launch of new project, Reading with Dogs associated with Learn Together Cymru and Carmarthenshire Therapy Dogs.
Our Sex Matters Too project had a fantastic end to Volunteers Week 2016, deservedly recognised with not one, but two awards.
Deutsche Bank and Volunteering Matters are celebrating 15 years of working together to support young people from economically deprived areas through a Volunteering in Schools Programme.
Over the course of the next Assembly, an estimated 26,000 children in Wales, including 10,000 of the poorest children, are at risk of leaving primary school unable to read well, if action isn’t taken.
Young people and their communities have reason to celebrate as the Big Lottery Fund grants Volunteering Matters’ Positive Futures project funding to expand its work in East London.
On September 1st 2015, in time for the new school year, Volunteering Matters will launch Learn Together Cymru which aims to recruit and train a network of volunteers to support the basic skills of young people across Wales.
Worries of continued austerity, calling for the next government to acknowledge the value of the volunteering sector given its critical role in helping to promote and sustain the well-being of individuals and communities.
On 13th March, three school girls from Cardinal Pole Catholic School celebrated when they were announced as runners-up in their school competition, run by charity First Give
Volunteering Matters launches work shadowing placements throughout the UK designed to inspire young people with disabilities into work and tackle misconceptions about hiring disabled employees.
RESPECT Project – sourcing & donating educational packs to support families’ home-learning. One of the many things we’re doing in response to COVID is RESPECT. Based in Suffolk, our volunteers are creating activity packs for children. These are helping families with home-schooling, especially those who may not have English as their first language. The packs, … Continued
We share our top tips for volunteer recruitment in a new area, making sure you can stay safe while providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Modern universities which are embedded and respected within local communities will be distinctive, sustainable and of greater appeal to all stakeholders. An organisation like Volunteering Matters, which facilitates volunteering projects across the UK, is perfectly placed to work with universities to promote the wider advantages of volunteering and the mutually beneficial impacts on the … Continued
'Being an active volunteer and from being a Volunteer Manger I recognise how important mental health is and how to be open about it.'
Covering a whole range of exciting, high-impact activities, the term ‘Social Action’ can mean everything from campaigning and fundraising to volunteering. At Volunteering Matters we refuse to see young people as anything other than as asset, whose voices should be heard and ideas taken on board. This is why we focus on youth social action … Continued
This International Women's Day we highlight the power and potential of volunteering as a way for women to effect change over some of the most important issues their lives
Our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery reflects on what we can learn when we focus on empowering young volunteers in health and social care
Could our innovative intergenerational mentoring programme for care leavers become a new national norm? Our Head of National Programmes Gethyn Williams and Will Bibby, Programme Manager at Nesta gave their take.
This month has been an exciting and nerve-wracking time for students across the UK; those in Scotland received results for their Highers, and UK A-level results were released last week. Whatever your next move, whether you’re happy with the results you received or whether you missed out on the opportunities you had planned, we think … Continued
This blog, written by our head of policy and performance Duncan Tree, highlights how volunteering should be instrumental in shaping how health services work in the future. This piece makes up a chapter of the report 'Priorities for the plan' which you can read in full in our reports.