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.

The Big Help Out, a chance for change

Volunteering Matters' Policy and Public Affairs Officer, George Fielding, shares his thoughts on what The Big Help Out means to volunteering, to those who volunteer and to communities across the UK.

Abeda, Connect+Go Volunteer

Volunteer, Abeda Vorajee, tells us why driving with Connect+Go is the perfect volunteering opportunity for anyone aged over 30 years old.

Meet Elaine and Bentley from Lifelines

Meet Lifelines volunteer, Elaine, and her assistance dog, Bentley. Elaine recently took on a rigorous swimming challenge to raise funds for the charity that train and provide assistance dogs.

Grandmentors Surrey, Volunteer Mentor’s story

Tricia Rogan is a volunteer Mentor with our Grandmentors project in Surrey. Here she describes how volunteer mentoring is about taking time to build trust and and why she 'can't recommend volunteer mentoring enough.'

Diamond Day Thank You

We closed our 60th anniversary year activities by bringing volunteers together for Diamond Day to thank them for all their work across UK communities.

Youth Social Action at the YMCA

Maria and Alex bring youth social action to their local YMCA, taking the time to find out more about the centre.

Volunteering as a Young Person

As part of #iwillWeek2022, Eden tells us how being involved in youth social action has helped her personally and professionally, and why she would recommend volunteering as a young person.