Our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery reflects on what we can learn when we focus on empowering young volunteers in health and social care
We regularly post blogs from our own staff, volunteers and key figures in the voluntary sector. Have a browse of our recent blog entries below.
Could our innovative intergenerational mentoring programme for care leavers become a new national norm? Our Head of National Programmes Gethyn Williams and Will Bibby, Programme Manager at Nesta gave their take.
This World Mental Health Day, Development Manager Sianne Morgan explains how youth volunteering work across Gwent is being enhanced by a new accreditation.
This month has been an exciting and nerve-wracking time for students across the UK; those in Scotland received results for their Highers, and UK A-level results were released last week. Whatever your next move, whether you’re happy with the results you received or whether you missed out on the opportunities you had planned, we think … Continued
This blog, written by our head of policy and performance Duncan Tree, highlights how volunteering should be instrumental in shaping how health services work in the future. This piece makes up a chapter of the report 'Priorities for the plan' which you can read in full in our reports.
This guest blog from the Director of Personalised Care at NHS England looks at the collaboration needed between voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver Personal Health Budgets.
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.
As part of our Families’ Focus Week, our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery paints a powerful picture of why our volunteer support for families is needed now more than ever.
Volunteering Matters is a proud supporter of the #IWill campaign. Alongside over 700 organisations – everyone from charities and businesses through to councils – we are committed to ensuring that as many 10 - 20 year olds as possible benefit from participating in meaningful youth social action, which includes volunteering.