A report recommends more ‘buddying’ in the sector so that smaller charities can benefit from the perspective of someone external to the organisation on how impact can be measured. We couldn’t agree more. Find out our thoughts and learn more about Measuring the Good. Written by Antonia Orr.
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.
Along with so many youth social action organisations and movements, we are celebrating #iwill week, marking the 2nd anniversary of the #iwill campaign for youth social action and calling on other organisations to join us. We pledged to support this growing movement that aims to make involvement in social action part of life for more 10-20 year-olds around the UK. Read more about our pledge to involve volunteers in this campaign. Written by Laura Bell.
Here at Volunteering Matters, we know how important it is for people to give their time to those who need it. On the Giving Tuesday, we're encouraging as many people to get involved as possible as we know the benefits not only to the volunteers and their beneficiaries, but to their communities. Written by Is Szoneberg.
International Volunteer Managers Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the work that I do as a Regional Volunteer Manager at Volunteering Matters. I have been a Volunteer Manager for the last 5 years and in that time have worked with and supported many fantastic volunteers, who make such a difference in their local … Continued
A recent news story touched a national nerve when Radio Solent invited a 94 year old man into the studio after he called them saying he was lonely because his wife had gone in to a care home. Clearly we as a nation are experiencing social isolation and loneliness, and are worried about it! Befriending … Continued
We want to share our top tips to help any organisation that might be thinking about employee volunteering and giving back to the local community or a charity.
For Sexual Health Week, I want to share how important sexual health education is from my own experience of educating my peers in Torfaen, Wales on the Sex Matters Too project.
Sam Cooke tells us about his full time volunteering experience In January 2013, aged 19, I moved from just outside Bristol 400 miles north to North Lanarkshire to do full time volunteering for a year. I had recently finished my A-Levels, and I was interested in volunteering as I felt I needed to give something back … Continued