We are a national charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice. We have decades of experience in delivering high-impact volunteering programmes that address key issues, such as social isolation and inequality, and help to build stronger and more inclusive communities.

Our volunteer programmes improve the lives of young people, disabled people, families and older people. We also create and deliver tailored, high-impact employee volunteering programmes for organisations across the UK.

In this section you can see where our work and people have been in the news, find out more of what is going on across the volunteering sector and hear the voices and stories of our volunteers, beneficiaries and staff.

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In this section

Our News

Updates on what our projects and people have been up to – across England, Wales and Scotland and our pillars.

In the News

Volunteering Matters, our volunteers, staff and programmes regularly feature in the national and regional media. You can read some of our recent coverage and find the latest press releases below.

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Meet our volunteers

Want to read more about why our volunteers do what they do or just want to see what you can get involved in? Click the link to find out more.



We regularly post blogs from our own staff, volunteers and key figures in the voluntary sector.