Creating stronger communities from within

Creating stronger communities from within

By working with volunteers and partners in communities across the UK, our volunteering programmes turn local knowledge into action and progress. Get involved to make change happen.

About Volunteering Matters

At Volunteering Matters we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most  complex issues through the power of volunteering. This builds stronger communities and enables everyone to thrive.

We work with local partners, turning local knowledge and energy into action and progress. And because we are a national charity, we do this at scale.

Volunteers are at the heart of our work. They make a real difference on the issues they care about, from immediate responses to fostering long term change. We enable volunteers to use their local knowledge and life experiences and collectively we tackle complex issues.

Find out more

A group of volunteers and partners sitting and standing in a room

Volunteers’ Week 2024
Action Earth Grants Now Open

Volunteering Matters in 2023

People volunteered to make a difference in their community

People were supported by our volunteers

Projects were run across England, Scotland and Wales

We work with some amazing partners

Aviva
Brent Council
Camden Council
CHK Foundation
City of Wolverhampton Council
Clarion Housing
Cronfa Gymunedol Community Fund
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Department for Transport
Department of Levelling Up
Deutsche Bank
Discover Work
Essex Community Foundation
Ffyniant Bro (Cymru)
Islington Council
KPMG
Lewisham Council
London Borough of Hounslow
Mayor of London
Merton Council
Milton Keynes Council
National Citizen Service
NatureScot
NCVO
Newcastle City Council
People’s Postcode Lottery
Perth and Kinross Council
Scottish Government
Scottish Refugee Council
SCVO
Southend on Sea
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Suffolk Community Foundation
Suffolk County Council
The City of Edinburgh Council
The National Lottery Community Fund
The Royal Borough of Greenwich
VCS Emergencies Partnership
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Warwickshire County Council
Welsh Government
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