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.

Wonder Widows

Monday 3rd June

My motivation in supporting bereaved widows came from seeing my...

Dorset volunteers tell us what they love about volunteering

Sunday 2nd June

I really love volunteering. It gets me out and about,...

Supporting women separated from their children

Sunday 2nd June

Match Mothers is a charity set up to support mothers...

Izzy’s inspiration to become a young trustee

Sunday 2nd June

Woodcraft Folk provide affordable activities for young people who want...

Two volunteer perspectives from A&E

Saturday 1st June

Helpforce sees the opportunity to build a national programme to...

‘Whispering Ponies’ visit local care homes

Saturday 1st June

I had been working on my own self confidence issues...

Soraya’s story of supporting small businesses in Cambodia

Wednesday 29th May

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey...

Volunteering with Talk Listen Change

Wednesday 22nd May

STRIVE volunteers are local people who work alongside the police...

International Youth Volunteer Programme: two perspectives

Thursday 16th May

I took part in the British Red Cross’ International Youth...