Enabling young people to thrive.

Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. 

So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.  

We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.

We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.

In October 2020 we launched new strategy – Our Manifesto for Change. Based on the impact our volunteers and programmes have in communities across the UK, we will bring people together through volunteering to build stronger communities so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

Download our manifesto to find out more.



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Our People

Learn more about our senior staff including our CEO, Paul Reddish, and our Board of Trustees.


Volunteering Matters leads and chairs the Network of National Volunteer-Involving Agencies (NNVIA), which brings together more than 80 national charities such as Blue Cross, St John’s Ambulance and Join In who between them involve more than 2 million volunteers.

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We focus on what we can offer our employees as well as what you can do for us. If you want to join a team that makes a difference then why not have a look at our current vacancies.