Volunteer Case Study


Volunteering Matters’ SAFE males project is aimed at males aged 16-35 in Gwent who have a learning need or disability. We need your help in creating fun interactive sessions.


Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Stockton.

Rural Isolation of citizens in Europe

Over the course of a two year campaign on rural isolation, Volonteurope has been gathering evidence and good practice from the European voluntary sector.

Rural isolation of citizens in europe

This brief aims to introduce the problem of rural isolation, reflect on its realities and negative impact and assess its different dimensions.

Why volunteer?

Volunteers make a massive difference to people and communities all over the UK, from providing advice to troubled families, helping children to read, or empowering people with disabilities.
apathy or action volonteurope conference oonagh

Apathy or Action: Young Europeans Take a Stand

We’ve just closed the 25th annual Volonteurope conference here in Nantes, France. Our conference this year was all about young people, but it turned out also to be very topical and wide-ranging in the themes and issues covered.

Reducing rural isolation in Europe

Read an introduction to Volonteurope's Rural Isolation report, the problems it causes and possible methods of altering these.

Is “hands-on” volunteering still relevant?

At Volunteering Matters we have nearly 25 years of experience in employee volunteering, and we have noticed that many cash-strapped charities need both skills-based and practical volunteering to achieve their goals

Volunteer and get happy!

Read how you can get happy on International Day of Happiness and how volunteering fits right into the mix.
Play Rangers event

Celebrating Play Rangers

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.