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.

‘With a small team volunteers are key in the delivery of support services’

Tuesday 7th June

At Children Heard and Seen (CHAS) we provide support and...

Beth Volunteer

‘I want to help spread awareness about the power of youth volunteering in hospitals’

Monday 6th June

My name is Beth and I am a young volunteer...

‘It’s about making a difference to people’s lives … they inspire me to keep volunteering’

Friday 3rd June

My name is Judith, and I’m a volunteer play worker...

Kent Coast Volunteering project management officer Emma Cooney

‘The impact volunteers make on people and charities should not be underestimated’

Thursday 2nd June

I work for Kent Coast Volunteering (KCV), which matches people...

Citizens Advice volunteer with Citizens Advice sign

‘All volunteers make a vital contribution – not just those on the front line’

Wednesday 1st June

‘I am more confident and gained lots of experience…and when...

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...