Category: News

Volunteering leads to new job and a new future for Army veteran Robert

Volunteering resulted in a full time job for Robert which was a huge relief as he approached his medical discharge date from the Army. 

17 Dec 2018

New volunteering opportunities with Step Together

After a successful year-long pilot project, Veterans in Volunteering, we are launching more ways you can get involved as a volunteer at Step Together across our different programmes. 

19 Jul 2018

Volunteers' Week Photo Competition winners

Volunteers' Week is a UK-wide campaign to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make in our society. The theme this year was 'Volunteering For All', highlighting the diverse range of people that give their time in so many different ways. 

7 Jun 2018

#iWill’s National Youth Social Action Survey results are released

The #iWill campaign has released the results of their 2017 National Youth Action Survey, which shows the trends in youth social action across the UK. 

9 May 2018

Stepping together to raise £30k

We are really excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with national training provider, BB Training academy, who is aiming to raise £30,000 for Step Together. 

1 May 2018

One year on: the first anniversary of our Bristol programme

It has been one year since we launched our programme supporting young people with multiple complex needs in Bristol.   

3 Apr 2018

Providing support to more young women in Manchester

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, we are excited to announce that our programme is expanding to support more young women, aged 16-25, to engage in volunteering and social action opportunities in Greater Manchester.

7 Mar 2018

Successful training day for our first group of volunteers

Yesterday was the training for our first group of Veterans in Volunteering (ViVs), which was held at Tedworth House on this occasion.

21 Feb 2018

People Powered Recovery report published today

Step Together is proud to have contributed to People Powered Recovery, a report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis.

22 Jan 2018

Could you help us? Volunteers needed for project helping wounded Service Personnel and Veterans

Every year, Step Together helps over 300 wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and Veterans across the UK rebuild their lives, through one-to-one support and active engagement in the local community. In partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Help for Heroes, Step Together provides volunteering support to all Personnel Recovery Centres.

16 Jan 2018

Listen again to Step Together on Manchester North FM

Earlier today Karen, Volunteering Project Manager in Manchester, and her client Mooch joined the Volunteer Centre Manchester on their monthly radio show, VCM FM, on North Manchester FM. They were both interviewed about the work of Step Together and the impact volunteering has had for our clients.

6 Dec 2017

Celebrating #iwillWeek

This week is #iwillWeek and we are celebrating our support for the #iwill campaign. We are sharing our pledge and highlighting the impact of our programme supporting disadvantaged young people to change their lives through volunteering.

21 Nov 2017

New video released as part of our Christmas appeal

Mooch is helping us with our Christmas appeal by sharing his story, so we can help others like him. Our new video shows how, with Step Together’s support, Mooch has turned his life around through community volunteering.

15 Nov 2017

Volunteers Week is here! We are celebrating the power of volunteering to transform lives

Every month an estimated 14.2 million people in the UK formally volunteer, improving our communities, supporting others, and together making a phenomenal contribution to the country’s economy. Volunteer’s Week is a national annual campaign to celebrate the difference volunteers make and thank them for their contributions.

1 Jun 2017

Filming begins for our brand new videos – coming soon!

We spent a brilliant day with Brickhouse Productions in Manchester, recording the audio interviews for our exciting new videos.

30 May 2017

Step Together’s Elaine shares her story after receiving an award for volunteering

Congratulations to Elaine, our Volunteering Project Manager and a previous client, who has received a Community Safety Award from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue for her valuable voluntary work on their Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow, which she has been a part of for the last 4 years. 

24 May 2017

Oodles – Do Good, Feel Good

Step Together is pleased to announce our participation in Oodles Charity Credits. Oodles is a micro donation platform that rewards donors for helping charities and showing their support on social media.

27 Mar 2017

Launch of our new Bristol project

This week we are launching our new project helping highly disadvantaged young people in Bristol to take positive action to change their lives through volunteering in their community.

15 Mar 2017

Celebrating achievements on International Women's Day - Alice's story

We are proud to be supporting women to take action and make positive changes in their lives and the lives of others in their communities. On International Women's Day, we are celebrating women's journeys, the challenges overcome and applauding their achievements. 

8 Mar 2017

Stagecoach continue their support for Step Together in 2017

We are delighted to announce that public transport provider, Stagecoach Group, will be continuing their support for Step Together this year.

16 Jan 2017

7 amazing things you have made possible this year...

1. More than 650 vulnerable people received intensive 1:1 support. Step Together clients are those at the margins of our communities. Isolated and disengaged from society, your support has meant we have been there to help them build a more positive future.

31 Dec 2016

Christmas Appeal Update!

With Christmas fast approaching, we are excited to announce that we are well over half way to reaching our Christmas Appeal target and would like to thank everyone who has donated and supported the appeal so far.

13 Dec 2016

Feeling on top of the world!

A huge THANK YOU to Jill, who has raised an incredible £2430 from her Great Wall of China Trek! 

8 Nov 2016

Fantastic results from our latest programme evaluation

Last month, we commissioned an external evaluation of our Rehabilitation through Volunteering programme which supports wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK. The programme helps these individuals to make significant change in their lives through 1:1 support and active engagement in local community volunteering placements to aide their recovery and transition into civilian life. The feedback has been extremely positive and we wanted to share some of the results with our supporters.

18 Oct 2016

Client, Jim, is recipient of money raised on BBC Programme ‘Street Auction’- on TV Today!

Earlier this year, Jim was nominated to be the recipient of the funds raised by the BBC programme, Street Auction, sending him and his family on a dream holiday to Canada in recognition that despite significant challenges, Jim has turned his life around and helped his local community through hours of volunteering. Totally unaware that he would be the beneficiary of the money raised, Jim immediately offered to help on the day and was running the cake stall with his family when it was announced during filming.

29 Sep 2016

Jill will be trekking over 100km along the Great Wall of China to raise money for Step Together!

Over the next couple of months our Volunteer Project Manager, Jill, will be completing her final preparations and training for the ‘Charity Challenge’ trek, before flying to Beijing on the 22nd October. She will be climbing over 10,000 steps and covering a distance of over 100km of the Great Wall of China to raise money for Step Together and the Greater Manchester Homeless Night Shelters, where she volunteers during the winter months.

3 Aug 2016

Step Together Staff Conference

Last week we held a very successful staff conference at our head office in Bristol. Our outreach team travelled from all over the UK to attend the two-day event, which provided a brilliant opportunity for the whole team to share knowledge and experiences and discuss the future direction of Step Together.  

26 Jul 2016

Warburtons award Step Together £10,000 to start a new project in Bristol

Step Together are delighted to share the news that they have been awarded a grant by Britain’s largest family owned baker, Warburtons.

27 Jun 2016

Trade mark challenge forces name change

Every day we help people facing significant challenges take positive action to change their lives. So when faced with a trade mark challenge only 2 weeks after changing our name, we knew we had to lead by example and do our best to achieve a positive outcome from the difficult situation in which we found ourselves.

26 Apr 2016

Our new posters and flyers have arrived!

There was great excitement in our head office this morning when we received delivery of our new suite of marketing materials. It was great to see our new brand brought to life in print. These will primarily be used by our outreach workers to promote their services to clients and referral agencies. We are incredibly grateful to the OCS Family Foundation for securing the pro bono support of the OCS Group UK Ltd who designed the leaflets, posters and fliers – and we are delighted with the outcome!

8 Mar 2016

Our new brand goes live!

We are pleased to announce that our new brand officially went live today.

1 Mar 2016

Stagecoach Group pledges to support Step Together during 2016

The Step Together Volunteering team are delighted to share the news that leading public transport provider, Stagecoach Group has kindly offered to support us during 2016. Step Together and Stagecoach are both experts at connecting people and communities – and as such natural partners.

10 Feb 2016

A new name for WWV

On 1st March 2016, WWV will be relaunched with a new name. This is an exciting change for the charity, and we feel the new identity better represents the focus and achievements of our work, as well as our ambition to reach further.  Please revisit our website in March to learn more about us, our clients, and the difference we make to people's lives.

9 Feb 2016

WWV has moved

WWV has relocated our central office to central Bristol.  This is an big change for us, as alongside significant cost savings we will be more accessible to staff and visitors and better connected with other voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

18 May 2015

WWV awarded £465,646 by Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded WWV £465,646 to develop its project which aims to reduce the number of ex-offenders who re-offend on leaving prison.

21 Jan 2015
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