Jacqueline- Volunteers supporting Families

We think the best way to find out about our work is to hear directly from the people involved in volunteering projects across the UK. These case studies will give you an insight into how our volunteers, staff and beneficiaries are transforming lives and changing communities across the UK. To read more about one of our four pillars, simply click to corresponding link on the right. 

Clackmannanshire Befriending Project: Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie wanted to be or do something ‘more’, but didn’t know what that looked like. Volunteering with Clackmannanshire Befriending Project is the ‘more’ she was looking for, and says it totally exceeded her expectations.

Futures East: Beth and Halimah

Lisa, our Project Officer for Futures East, recently spoke to two of our volunteers about their roles. Futures East is a programme that empowers young people with learning disabilities, autism and additional support needs to undertake a fulfilling and worthwhile voluntary role in the community. 

Volunteers Supporting Families

Volunteers Supporting Families: Maria’s Story

Maria, 32 from London, works in education as a Sports Premium Lead, supporting primary schools in their development and provision of physical activity, health and school games. She explains how her career inspired her to become a volunteer on the Volunteers Supporting Families project.

Full-Time Volunteering: Lea’s Story

Lea volunteers in a school with children with disabilities, and she loves it. She feels she has grown in confidence and has developed her personality, getting to know her strengths and her flaws.

Full-time Volunteering: James’ Story

James (whose official name is Chih-Chien Chiang) is a full-time volunteer from Taiwan, who is based in London. He supports a BBC journalist with his everyday routine at work.

SAFE: Rhianydd’s Story

Rhianydd has autism and feels she’s a good candidate to volunteer on a project for people with learning disabilities. She says “I am their peer and they engage with me as I understand.”

Full-time Volunteering: Sandy’s Story

Sandy spent a year as a full-time volunteer on project Vocal, supporting people with learning disabilities to become actively involved in their community by volunteering.