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.

Reflections on Blackout Tuesday

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.

Numeracy coaching during lockdown

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

Advice for charities

If you work for a charity and need help and advice on topics from financial stability through to fundraising or volunteering, download this list.

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.