Blog
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.

Volunteers are doing things differently

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
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Top Tips for Recruiting Volunteers

We share our top tips for volunteer recruitment in a new area, making sure you can stay safe while providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grandmentors: Does it work?

A comprehensive two-year evaluation by Manchester Metropolitan University on Grandmentors explores whether the programme works for young people leaving care.

Shining a light on the link between universities, communities and volunteering

  Modern universities which are embedded and respected within local communities will be distinctive, sustainable and of greater appeal to all stakeholders. An organisation like Volunteering Matters, which facilitates volunteering projects across the UK, is perfectly placed to work with universities to promote the wider advantages of volunteering and the mutually beneficial impacts on the … Continued