Our Grandmentors volunteer their time, skills, compassion and expertise to help young people coming out of the care system so that they can become independent adults. To mark Care Leavers Week 2020 we’re launching the next phase of this award-winning programme – Great Grandmentors. Over the past 3 years we’ve seen our Grandmentors going above … Continued
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.
Shifting power to communities and volunteers: Let’s get started This summer we’ve witnessed first-hand the incredible efforts of people in communities, volunteering their time to support others in need during this pandemic – this included emergence of mutual aid groups, neighbours supporting one another, more formalised roles like NHS Responders and volunteers through charities … Continued
RESPECT Project – sourcing & donating educational packs to support families’ home-learning. One of the many things we’re doing in response to COVID is RESPECT. Based in Suffolk, our volunteers are creating activity packs for children. These are helping families with home-schooling, especially those who may not have English as their first language. The packs, … Continued
On the day that TV and radio stations observe 'Blackout Tuesday' to show that racism of any kind cannot be tolerated, our Chief Executive Paul reflects on practical changes needed to tackle every day inequalities.
We are in lockdown, but the future of young people cannot be on hold. In April, the Support my Future Programme promoted by Volunteering Matters in partnership with Deutsche Bank and Harris Academy Bermondsey moved online. “Young people may experience increased feelings of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety, it is therefore vitally important for us to engage and connect with them continually … Continued
'The charity sector and volunteers have never been more needed than right now.' Paul Reddish gives an overview of the sector response to COVID-19.
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