Volunteering Matters projects archive.


Activ8 is a peer-led project delivering bespoke and tailored activities to young people, aged 18 – 24 years, who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Clackmannanshire Befriending Project

The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruits and trains volunteers to befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area.

Futures Suffolk

The Futures Suffolk project works with groups of young disabled people to gain more confidence and independence within their local community through the support of volunteers.

Futures East

Futures East is a project focused on enabling young people between the ages of 16-25, who have learning disabilities, on the autism spectrum or have additional support needs, to take part in exciting and worthwhile voluntary roles within their local communities of Hackney and the surrounding Boroughs. 

Befriending Matters

Befriending Matters will address loneliness, isolation and poor health and wellbeing in North East London by matching vulnerable older people with volunteer befrienders to provide support and improve quality of life.

Active & Connected Communities

Active & Connected Communities improves quality of life for older people by supporting them via one to one befriending and encouraging them to become more socially active within their community.

Give More Get More

Give More Get More aims to support young disabled people transition from full time education to the next stage in their life through support from an older volunteer and a person-centred plan.
Futures Volunteer Mentors cutting trees


The FUTURES project enables young people with additional support needs to access communities and realise their potential through the support of community and peer volunteers.
filmon grandmentors intergenerational mentoring


Grandmentors is an innovative mentoring project pairing volunteers aged 50 and over with young care leavers to empower them to achieve their full potential.

Mind Matters

Mind Matters aims to improve the mental health and well-being of young people aged 14 - 25 living across Torfaen through peer-led workshops in youth settings.