Kasim is a mentor on our Employee Volunteering e-mentoring programme. He was matched with a year 11 student from the Co-op Academy of Failsworth and they exchanged emails over our secure server for 10 months.
“The day was fantastic for QBE Business Insurance- we all really enjoyed it and commented at the end of the day on how beneficial and rewarding it was.”
We see the pupils who have a dedicated reading volunteer grow in confidence, not just in their reading but in their overall class participation.
We are very to pleased welcome Aviva as a new client for team volunteering. Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. The partnership has got off to a great start already and engaged with 10 regional offices with active teams of volunteers in Norwich, Eastleigh, Perth, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool … Continued
"Having Stewart come forward and volunteer to help me with Cathleen’s Cabin has been awesome and transformational."
“I’m currently working within the Co-op’s Leadership, Talent and Learning team as one of our Lead Learning Designers. I’ve been in the field of Learning and Development for the past 10 years and it’s something that I’m really passionate about. When the Skill Share volunteering programme was created by our team in partnership with The … Continued
"The volunteers have not only lightened the load and raised our spirits by completing so many jobs but they have enabled us to stay open."
"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."
City wise recruits unemployed volunteers aged 50+ who want to make a difference in their communities through offering their skills and experience to help others.
"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."
"Their ability to provide quality volunteering opportunities have enabled thousands of our employees to make a real difference in their local communities."
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.
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.
To mark National Careers Week, The Petchey Academy sixth form students were joined by volunteers from professional services firm Deloitte for a day of activities designed to develop key employment skills.
Highlighting our corporate volunteering programme, where employee volunteers are placed in schools to support students with reading and other subjects.
For the eighth consecutive year, in celebration of Discovery Communications’ annual ‘Discover Your Impact Day’, our Employee Volunteering team arranged 23 one-off team volunteering projects across London for 500 employees.
On 5th September we are launching ‘Talent Matters’ - a new skills-based individual volunteering programme.
In our seventh year supporting Discovery Communications’ ‘Discover Your Impact’ day, we will be sending 500 media professionals out to 23 community projects across London on Friday 17th June.
To celebrate PwC’s ‘One firm, one day’ on 20th May, Volunteering Matters will be sending over 200 PwC employee volunteers out to a number of environmental projects to support and preserve biodiversity.
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.
Volunteers are invaluable. For older and isolated members of the community, young people leaving care, for disabled volunteers, for the NHS, and many more. Out Chief Executive Oonagh considers what a world without volunteers might look like.
Our Development Manager, Dr. Angela Schlenkhoff Hus, who is based in London, shares her experience of mentoring a young refugee in a small town in Germany, thanks to a new digital platform.
Our Head of Communications Alison Harvie on how to get that New Year’s resolution off the page and into action.
Our Employee Volunteering Development Manager, Dr Angela Schlenkhoff‑Hus recently contributed a chapter on corporate volunteering around the globe to an international volume. In this blog she draws out key findings, and food for thought, from her research and literature review.
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!
Volunteering Matters' Chair Anne Heal on the power and potential of skilled volunteering to bring businesses, the voluntary sector and communities together.
Our volunteer survey, a third of respondents being employee volunteers, showed many interesting responses from the known, the ”ooh – interesting” and the areas that have really focussed our attention.
"Today, on International Volunteers Day, it’s time for us to talk about what is right with our society."
Team skills-based volunteer opportunities enable employee volunteers to help a wide range of people, including charity staff and trustees, adults and young people who are experiencing long-term unemployment, migrants and refugees.