Blog
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.

What would a week without volunteers be like?

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.

“A spur to action” – Our response to the National Youth Social Action Survey

Volunteering Matters is a proud supporter of the #IWill campaign.  Alongside over 700 organisations –  everyone from charities and businesses through to councils – we are committed to ensuring that as many 10 - 20 year olds as possible benefit from participating in meaningful youth social action, which includes volunteering. 

Volunteering runs in the family!

This Mother’s Day we celebrated a member of our own staff and her daughter – who together show how a passion for volunteering can clearly run in the family!

Young People’s Focus Week

For seven days, imaginatively titled “Young People’s Focus Week”, we’re going to be shining the spotlight on just this area of our work.
Full-time volunteers - Our response to the Holliday review

Our response to the Holliday review of Full Time Social Action

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. 
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The changing face of volunteering in later life

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.

New Year, Volunteer!

Our Head of Communications Alison Harvie on how to get that New Year’s resolution off the page and into action.

Corporate Volunteering: an international comparison

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.