Volunteering stories

Arts as a platform for change

When I found myself at a life-changing crossroads after escaping the clutches of a very dangerous relationship, I immediately knew that I wanted to do something to help those still suffering. Volunteering always seemed the...

Posted 01 Jun 2018

Volunteering to empower

The roots of my volunteering lie in the toughest period of my life. I came out as gay at 22. In the midst of suicidal depression, I began realising how detrimental hiding my sexuality and...

Posted 23 May 2018

Volunteers: the key to success

As a leading INGO, volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and have been since Islamic Relief started over 30 years ago. Volunteer-led beginnings In 1984, touched by the devastation caused by the famine...

Posted 06 Apr 2018

Opening doors to volunteering

I’m a communications and content volunteer here at Scope and I write the Scope volunteer newsletter. Throughout my life I’ve had a passion for human rights and wanted to work in the charity sector. I’ve...

Posted 05 Apr 2018

Reflections of a young trustee

This year marks my seventh year as a trustee of a grant-making trust. Since its establishment in 1963, the Hilden Charitable Fund has been supporting unpopular causes, ie those unlikely to raise funds from public...

Posted 04 Apr 2018

Making our communities safer

Greater Manchester Police’s Citizens in Policing programme enables the Force to strengthen relationships with the communities of Greater Manchester. It provides opportunities for community involvement in policing, whether as special constables, police support volunteers, volunteer...

Posted 03 Apr 2018