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.

Jan with short grey hair, wearing glasses, a floral shirt and a navy jumper

Giving back as a volunteer for The Compassionate Friends

Monday 3rd June

After losing her son, The Compassionate Friends offered Jan a...

People attend a bake sale for Cancer Research UK

Celebrating Cancer Research UK’s remarkable volunteers

Monday 3rd June

At Cancer Research UK, we’re grateful to benefit from the...

A food bank volunteer in a green T-shirt gives someone a box of food

Celebrating 40 years of Volunteers’ Week

Monday 3rd June

As the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week approaches, we’re proud...

A black dog supported by Rosie's Trust against a grassy green backdrop

Rosie’s Trust highlights the power of the volunteer

Wednesday 29th May

Rosie’s Trust, the only charity in Northern Ireland aimed at...

Arthur Rank volunteers attend a celebration event

How volunteering helped me on my path into voluntary services

Wednesday 29th May

When we talk about volunteering, we often focus on what...