Covering a whole range of exciting, high-impact activities, the term ‘Social Action’ can mean everything from campaigning and fundraising to volunteering. At Volunteering Matters we refuse to see young people as anything other than as asset, whose voices should be heard and ideas taken on board. This is why we focus on youth social action … Continued
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.
This International Women's Day we highlight the power and potential of volunteering as a way for women to effect change over some of the most important issues their lives
Our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery reflects on what we can learn when we focus on empowering young volunteers in health and social care
Could our innovative intergenerational mentoring programme for care leavers become a new national norm? Our Head of National Programmes Gethyn Williams and Will Bibby, Programme Manager at Nesta gave their take.
This World Mental Health Day, Development Manager Sianne Morgan explains how youth volunteering work across Gwent is being enhanced by a new accreditation.
This month has been an exciting and nerve-wracking time for students across the UK; those in Scotland received results for their Highers, and UK A-level results were released last week. Whatever your next move, whether you’re happy with the results you received or whether you missed out on the opportunities you had planned, we think … Continued
This blog, written by our head of policy and performance Duncan Tree, highlights how volunteering should be instrumental in shaping how health services work in the future. This piece makes up a chapter of the report 'Priorities for the plan' which you can read in full in our reports.
This guest blog from the Director of Personalised Care at NHS England looks at the collaboration needed between voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver Personal Health Budgets.
Volunteers are invaluable. For older and isolated members of the community, young people leaving care, for disabled volunteers, for the NHS, and many more. Out Chief Executive Oonagh considers what a world without volunteers might look like.