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.
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.
Volunteer, Abeda Vorajee, tells us why driving with Connect+Go is the perfect volunteering opportunity for anyone aged over 30 years old.
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.
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.'
Thanks to inspiration and support from acclaimed artist, Ciara Callaghan, Grandmentors' young people triumph at art exhibition in Milton Keynes.
We closed our 60th anniversary year activities by bringing volunteers together for Diamond Day to thank them for all their work across UK communities.
Our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racist (EDIA) approach 2023-2025 aims to create a solid foundation from which to systematically build an equitable and inclusive organisation.
Maria and Alex bring youth social action to their local YMCA, taking the time to find out more about the centre.
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.