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Updates on what our projects and people have been up to – across England, Wales and Scotland.

Volunteering Matters Golf Day Fundraiser – Friday 10 September 2021

Our annual Golf Day fundraiser returns once more this week to Seckford Golf Club in Woodbridge, promising another fantastic day on and off the course. All funds raised from the day go to help the fantastic work performed in the local community by Grandmentors Ipswich and Equip Mentoring. These two life-changing projects use mentorship to help young people reach their full potential and gain the opportunities they deserve, regardless of circumstance. Run alongside CFB … Continued

Job Bridge – Erasmus+ project

The Job Bridge project has come to an end. We are glad to announce that we have been able to achieve the aspired result. Here is what we did, in a nutshell: As part of the Job Bridge project, facilitators of learning initiatives for young people participated in an extensive training course in Göttingen in February … Continued

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New consortium to support #iwill announced

We’re delighted to share that today Step Up To Serve have announced that Volunteering Matters and UK Youth have formed a new consortium to deliver key functions of the #iwill movement. We can’t wait to work together to keep growing the #iwill movement and ensure young people can lead change through social action. Read the … Continued

The Massive Get Together

On Thursday 17th September, we are uniting with 9 other amazing charities to respond to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the charity sector by staging The Massive Get Together in a bid to raise £500,000 together! 

Call for UK-based Full-Time Volunteers!

Are you…. Aged between 18 and 30? Wondering what to do next after COVID-19? Wanting to help others and make a real, tangible difference to their lives? Currently based in the UK? Willing to volunteer for up to 35 hours per week? We need you! You could be supporting someone with a disability to live … Continued

National scheme announced to help keep transport users safe

Today, 23 May 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Schapps announced that national charity Volunteering Matters will coordinate a volunteer response programme – Journey Makers – to help keep people safe using transport networks as lockdown restrictions are eased. Volunteers, called Journey Makers, will be offering guidance, providing friendly advice, reminding … Continued