My name is Ben Robinson and I am a 17 year old volunteer at Volunteering Matters. Before I started volunteering, I was a pupil in Abersychan Comprehensive School but I did not do very much in my spare time and I procrastinated the things that I needed to do. I found out about Volunteering Matters … Continued
We regularly post blogs from our own staff, volunteers and key figures in the voluntary sector. Have a browse of our recent blog entries below.
This Mother’s Day we celebrated a member of our own staff and her daughter – who together show how a passion for volunteering can clearly run in the family!
For seven days, imaginatively titled “Young People’s Focus Week”, we’re going to be shining the spotlight on just this area of our work.
Our Head of Communications Alison Harvie on how to get that New Year’s resolution off the page and into action.
In this blog post we’re looking at the creative marketing tips that we’ve been sharing - you might find something new or different you could consider applying to your volunteer recruitment and marketing!
Behind Every Kick brings together competitive sport with a creative and exciting ‘off the pitch’ syllabus, incorporating resilience-building, time management skills, and the development of key character traits.
We’re marking the end of the Play Rangers project in Bristol this month. Volunteering Matters have been running outdoor play activities and events for children across south Bristol for around ten years.
We are delighted to be involved in a consortium led by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to deliver Get Out and Get Active (GOGA) - a £4.5 million initiative funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
Along with so many youth social action organisations and movements, we are celebrating #iwill week, marking the 2nd anniversary of the #iwill campaign for youth social action and calling on other organisations to join us. We pledged to support this growing movement that aims to make involvement in social action part of life for more 10-20 year-olds around the UK. Read more about our pledge to involve volunteers in this campaign. Written by Laura Bell.
A recent news story touched a national nerve when Radio Solent invited a 94 year old man into the studio after he called them saying he was lonely because his wife had gone in to a care home. Clearly we as a nation are experiencing social isolation and loneliness, and are worried about it! Befriending … Continued