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.

Kash-Karimzandi

‘Despite difficulties and challenges, staff and volunteers pulled together to continue providing a much-needed service’

Monday 7th June

At Citizens Advice Leighton-Linslade (CALL), we’re part of the national...

Dan Burges

‘Virtual volunteering is not only helping people in our community, it’s helped me too’

Sunday 6th June

I was out of work and decided to apply for...

Andy Hall

‘I get enormous pleasure spending my free time sharing my passion for the natural world’

Saturday 5th June

Every week I know I am going to have a...

‘Administering my first vaccine was the most rewarding experience I have ever felt’

Friday 4th June

Volunteering for St John Ambulance During my time as a...

Grace-Shotbolt

‘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...

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,...

Helping children play at Derbyshire Toy Library

Friday 7th June

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