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.
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.
Behind Every Kick is an exciting new sport volunteering pilot project based in Hackney. It brings together competitive football matches with a creative and exciting ‘off the pitch’ syllabus.
At Volunteering Matters, we are delighted that youth volunteering and social action are rising up the political agenda, following the NCS bill progressing through Parliament.
Our Chief Executive Oonagh Aitken’s take on strategic planning, as inspired by the recent National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) conference.
Almost three million regularly volunteer for health, welfare and disability organisations, which matches the size of the health and social care workforce as a whole. Read our comment piece on the future of volunteering in health and social care. Written by Kate Bermingham and Duncan Tree.
Read our comment piece on the untapped resources of volunteering and the role it can play in ensuring high quality care.
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.
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.
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.
Along with so many youth social action organisations and movements, we are celebrating #iwill week, marking the 2nd anniversary of the #iwill campaign for youth social action and calling on other organisations to join us. We pledged to support this growing movement that aims to make involvement in social action part of life for more 10-20 year-olds around the UK. Read more about our pledge to involve volunteers in this campaign. Written by Laura Bell.