Director of Strategy Paul Buddery on why Volunteering Matters is delighted that social prescribing is a high priority for health services across the UK.
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.
Rachel Evans reveals how community-based solutions to help isolated older people are being shared across the UK.
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
'Being an active volunteer and from being a Volunteer Manger I recognise how important mental health is and how to be open about it.'
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Grandmentors Volunteer Manager Kelly told us how volunteering in her community enabled her recovery from postnatal depression.
Covering a whole range of exciting, high-impact activities, the term ‘Social Action’ can mean everything from campaigning and fundraising to volunteering. At Volunteering Matters we refuse to see young people as anything other than as asset, whose voices should be heard and ideas taken on board. This is why we focus on youth social action … Continued
This International Women's Day we highlight the power and potential of volunteering as a way for women to effect change over some of the most important issues their lives
Our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery reflects on what we can learn when we focus on empowering young volunteers in health and social care