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.
£750,000 is helping us to reach thousands of vulnerable older people at risk of loneliness and isolation across the UK!
We have been awarded £600,000 in funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery to support our work in tackling social isolation and boosting the health and wellbeing of older people across the UK.
Statement on Government Guidance Regarding Volunteering During Covid-19 We expect Government guidance will soon be issued for organisations and groups, to support them in understanding how to involve volunteers safely and effectively during Covid-19. This will be in addition to existing Government guidance for volunteers, updated in light of the new national restrictions in England, … Continued
Shifting power to communities and volunteers: Let’s get started This summer we’ve witnessed first-hand the incredible efforts of people in communities, volunteering their time to support others in need during this pandemic – this included emergence of mutual aid groups, neighbours supporting one another, more formalised roles like NHS Responders and volunteers through charities … Continued
We can now help connect your charity with the businesses who have come forward to support charities with their skills and expertise.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve quickly adapted, identifying new ways to make sure our amazing volunteers can keep supporting their communities. We’re massively privileged to have the trust and regular contact with isolated older people through our projects and programmes. So we’ve utilised this contact to reach out and use the creativity … Continued
A comprehensive two-year evaluation by Manchester Metropolitan University on Grandmentors explores whether the programme works for young people leaving care.
Public Affairs Manager Martin Jones gave us his thoughts on the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
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.
Volunteering Matters works with Nightsafe, a local youth homeless shelter based in Blackburn, to place volunteers at the shelter overnight, to ensure that the beneficiaries can access the care and support they need.