Our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken’s take on strategic planning, as inspired by the recent National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) conference.
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.
At Volunteering Matters we have nearly 25 years of experience in employee volunteering, and we have noticed that many cash-strapped charities need both skills-based and practical volunteering to achieve their goals
Read about how Citywise and Deloitte teamed up to provide a great workshop to those aged over 50 who are unemployed
Read how you can get happy on International Day of Happiness and how volunteering fits right into the mix.
We’re marking the end of the Play Rangers project in Bristol this month. Volunteering Matters have been running outdoor play activities and events for children across south Bristol for around ten years.
Almost three million regularly volunteer for health, welfare and disability organisations, which matches the size of the health and social care workforce as a whole. Read our comment piece on the future of volunteering in health and social care. Written by Kate Bermingham and Duncan Tree.
Read our comment piece on the untapped resources of volunteering and the role it can play in ensuring high quality care.
We are delighted to be involved in a consortium led by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to deliver Get Out and Get Active (GOGA) - a £4.5 million initiative funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
Dave Moorcroft of sports volunteering charity Join In talks about the impact that volunteers had on his athletics career, and about why Join In is saying a #BigThankYou to them at BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Written by Dave Moorfcroft.
The act of volunteering is found in all cultures, languages, and religions. This International Volunteer Day, as with every day of the year, hundreds of millions of people around the world will give their time and skills to help create stronger, more resilient communities. Read more about International Volunteering Day. Written by James Moon.