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,...

Good gadgets and great volunteers at Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

Friday 7th June

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

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...