Volunteering stories

Every year people from all walks of life around the UK take time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities. To learn more and get inspired, see the volunteering stories below.

Lani Collins holding a #PinYourThanks badge

‘Volunteering has been essential to reducing the negative impact of the pandemic on our communities’

Wednesday 2nd June

Here in Suffolk, Volunteering Matters has played an essential role...

An image of Mike Taylor

‘I can make as big a difference volunteering online as I can in person’

Tuesday 1st June

Everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis and has been through...

How a rainy day led to a volunteering opportunity at the Museum of London

Friday 7th June

It was a rainy day, in an otherwise dry Autumn,...

Helping children play at Derbyshire Toy Library

Friday 7th June

I moved to Belper seven years ago. At the time...

Good gadgets and great volunteers at Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

Friday 7th June

My name is Sam, I am a single parent and...

Are you up for the Summer reading challenge?

Thursday 6th June

Volunteering with the Summer Reading Challenge gives you the opportunity...

Cherished Gowns

Thursday 6th June

I resigned from work in 2015 after having been living...

Emma’s motivation for pursuing sports

Thursday 6th June

Sport can have a positive impact on the community as...

Aik Saath brings communities together in Slough

Wednesday 5th June

I first started volunteering at Aik Saath just over three...