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.

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...

Young women know best – let them speak

Wednesday 1st May

It might sound cheesy, but every day I love coming...

Volunteering at Rainham Hall – two perspectives

Wednesday 13th March

Jesse Lock, Community Gardener We have a volunteer, Brigitte, who...

The 'Take One, Leave One' rail near Exmouth Market

How ‘Take One, Leave One’ Inspired a Community

Wednesday 6th March

As snow and freezing temperatures hit Britain in January, myself...

Blackpool Social Care Volunteers Service

Thursday 7th June

Maggie first applied to be a volunteer with Blackpool Council...

Blowing the trumpet to launch Bradford’s Festival of Volunteering

Thursday 7th June

More people volunteer in Bradford than anywhere else in Yorkshire....

Fifty years of volunteering with Contact the Elderly

Thursday 7th June

I first found out about the work of Contact the...

Participants of the She's Ready programme.

Tackling the diversity challenge in sport volunteering

Wednesday 6th June

Sports clubs and groups attract more volunteers than any other...