Volunteering Matters has over 50 years’ experience providing support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in communities across the UK. Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action, and we need your support to make this happen.
We work in partnership with local and national government, the health and education sector and many other organisations to ensure our work has the greatest impact. We are proud of the partnerships that we have developed with businesses, trusts, foundations and dedicated individuals – all committed to building better communities and supporting people to reach their full potential through volunteering.
Volunteering Matters is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, an independent body who set and maintain the standards for charitable fundraising.
The role of the Fundraising Regulator is as follows:
- To set and promote the standards for fundraising practice (‘the code’ and associated rulebooks) in consultation with the public, fundraising stakeholders and legislators.
- To investigate cases where fundraising practices have led to significant public concern.
- To adjudicate complaints from the public about fundraising practice, where these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves.
- To operate a fundraising preference service to enable individuals to manage their contact with charities.
- Where poor fundraising practice is judged to have taken place, recommend best practice guidance and take proportionate remedial action.
We promise to be honest, fair and open about our fundraising with you, our supporters.
Find out more on the Fundraising Regulator website.
If you would like to support us in developing and delivering high impact solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today we have a range of ways in which you can get involved.