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.

‘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...

Room to Reward – hotel breaks for Hidden Heroes

Wednesday 8th May

Room to Reward is a unique charity created to give...

Young women know best – let them speak

Wednesday 1st May

It might sound cheesy, but every day I love coming...

Volunteering at Rainham Hall – two perspectives

Wednesday 13th March

Jesse Lock, Community Gardener We have a volunteer, Brigitte, who...

The 'Take One, Leave One' rail near Exmouth Market

How ‘Take One, Leave One’ Inspired a Community

Wednesday 6th March

As snow and freezing temperatures hit Britain in January, myself...

Blackpool Social Care Volunteers Service

Thursday 7th June

Maggie first applied to be a volunteer with Blackpool Council...