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.


‘We love to see small and medium-sized businesses using their skills through volunteering’

Thursday 3rd June

At Heart of the City we love to see small...

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...

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,...

Helping children play at Derbyshire Toy Library

Friday 7th June

I moved to Belper seven years ago. At the time...

Good gadgets and great volunteers at Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

Friday 7th June

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

Do you listen to your volunteers? A Volunteers’ Week challenge for volunteer leaders

Friday 7th June

Last summer I was challenged by CLIC Sargent’s Director of...

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

Friday 7th June

Nominations for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services are...

Are you up for the Summer reading challenge?

Thursday 6th June

Volunteering with the Summer Reading Challenge gives you the opportunity...

Cherished Gowns

Thursday 6th June

I resigned from work in 2015 after having been living...