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We engage more than 30,000 volunteers every year. We have more than 180 VOLUNTEERING programmes across the country. We focus on the needs of four distinct communities…

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VOLUNTEERING MATTERS RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST FROM PLAYERS OF CHARITY LOTTERY

Funds from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery will continue to help Volunteering Matters tackle social isolation and loneliness in the UK.

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North Lanarkshire Befriending Project: Ross’ Story

'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.'
Full-time volunteers - Our response to the Holliday review

Our response to the Holliday review of Full Time Social Action

This weekend Steve Holliday released his independent review of Full Time Social Action. Here our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken responds on behalf of Volunteering Matters, the UK's leading provider of full time volunteering opportunities. 

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