Your will is one of the most important documents which you will ever write. Once you have ensured that your family and loved ones are provided for, we hope you will consider leaving a gift to Volunteering Matters.
Volunteering Matters relies on voluntary donations, so that we can ensure that our volunteers are able to make a positive and meaningful difference to their communities. We promise that your gift, whatever the size, will help our dedicated volunteers to support families in difficulty, vulnerable young people, isolated disabled and older people for generations to come.
There are a number of different types of gifts you can leave to a charity in your will. We have summarised the main ones below. It is meant as a guide only and does not constitute legal advice. We would strongly recommend that you seek the advice of a trained solicitor or will writer if you do kindly decide to leave us a gift.
Types of gifts
A share of your estate – after your loved ones are taken care of, you can then designate that the remainder or a share of your estate is donated to the charity. This is the most valuable way to leave a gift to us, as it is less likely to be affected by inflation.
A cash gift – this gift is where you leave a specific sum of money to a named people and/or an organisation/charity.
If you have already written your will, it may not be necessary to re-write it in order to leave a gift to Volunteering Matters. You can instead ask your solicitor for a codicil form. This is a simple legal document which can append your will. Please do seek the advice of a legal professional first.
Below is a link to the Law Society, who can help to locate a solicitor near to you.
If you decide to leave a gift in your will to Volunteering Matters, please ensure that you state the full name of the charity, address and registered charity number, clearly describing what you are leaving to us.
The Levy Centre, 18-24 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0PD
Registered charity number: 291222
If you are happy to we would greatly appreciate you letting us know if you do plan to or have left us a gift in your will. Any information will of course be treated in the strictest confidence.
We are also on hand to assist you with any questions you may have, although we cannot offer legal advice.