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.
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Volunteer and get happy!

Read how you can get happy on International Day of Happiness and how volunteering fits right into the mix.
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Celebrating Play Rangers

We’re marking the end of the Play Rangers project in Bristol this month. Volunteering Matters have been running outdoor play activities and events for children across south Bristol for around ten years.
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Get Out and Get Active in 2016

We are delighted to be involved in a consortium led by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to deliver Get Out and Get Active (GOGA) - a £4.5 million initiative funded by the Spirit of 2012 Trust.

Volunteers: The unsung heroes of sport

Dave Moorcroft of sports volunteering charity Join In talks about the impact that volunteers had on his athletics career, and about why Join In is saying a #BigThankYou to them at BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Written by Dave Moorfcroft.

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

The act of volunteering is found in all cultures, languages, and religions. This International Volunteer Day, as with every day of the year, hundreds of millions of people around the world will give their time and skills to help create stronger, more resilient communities. Read more about International Volunteering Day. Written by James Moon.

Measuring the Good: why it works for small charities

A report recommends more ‘buddying’ in the sector so that smaller charities can benefit from the perspective of someone external to the organisation on how impact can be measured. We couldn’t agree more. Find out our thoughts and learn more about Measuring the Good. Written by Antonia Orr.