This weekend Steve Holliday released his independent review of Full Time Social Action. Here our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken responds on behalf of Volunteering Matters, the UK's leading provider of full time volunteering opportunities.
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.
Our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken is a keynote speaker at the Volunteer Management Conference 2018. In advance she was asked to consider the changing face of volunteering in later life.
Our Head of Communications Alison Harvie on how to get that New Year’s resolution off the page and into action.
Public Affairs Manager Martin Jones gave us his thoughts on the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
This week we are focusing on our life changing work with retired and older people. Instead of simply listing all the amazing work we do in this area, we thought we'd introduce the week by asking one of our younger members of staff to sum up why this pillar of work is so important to him, and us.
Our Employee Volunteering Development Manager, Dr Angela Schlenkhoff‑Hus recently contributed a chapter on corporate volunteering around the globe to an international volume. In this blog she draws out key findings, and food for thought, from her research and literature review.
Volunteering Matters is hosting an event for young people to mark World Mental Health Day today. Sianne Morgan, Development Manager at Volunteering Matters tells us why the Mind Matters project is so important for young people across Torfaen, Wales.
Chief Executive, Oonagh Aitken, reflects on the recent GOGA conference and considers how volunteers can play a part in supporting disabled people to Get Out and Get Active.
In this blog post we’re looking at the creative marketing tips that we’ve been sharing - you might find something new or different you could consider applying to your volunteer recruitment and marketing!