Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2015 more than a million refugees crossed into Europe. This migration surge has drawn attention to the inadequacy of the current asylum system and of the response given by governments to the crisis.
Read an introduction to Volonteurope's Rural Isolation report, the problems it causes and possible methods of altering these.
Our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken’s take on strategic planning, as inspired by the recent National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) conference.
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
Read how you can get happy on International Day of Happiness and how volunteering fits right into the mix.