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"Everything started to change when I began volunteering" - Scott's story

26 November 2018

Scott volunteered as a peer mentor and is now in paid employment. He shared his story with us.

My experience at Saz Media - 23/10-25/10

8 November 2018

Lou, who is on our programme for young people, wrote a great piece on his blog about his volunteer experience. He shared it with us for #iWill Week, a week of celebrating and empowering young people to tell stories of youth social action. 

Step Together features in report on inclusive volunteering

23 October 2018

The Centre for Ageing Better, in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, has released a review of community contributions in later life. The report ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering’, calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the effort of older volunteers. 

Volunteering has been a "fantastic experience" - Malcolm's story

4 October 2018

Veteran Malcolm hadn’t left his house for over three years. He told us how his Dad bought him a dog so he would have to go outside for walks.

Introducing our new Chief Executive

10 September 2018

We are delighted to announce Anna-Clare Temple has been appointed as our new CEO, with effect from 24th September 2018. 

How volunteering helped my mental health - Shelley's story

4 September 2018

Shelley was a young carer for her dad before he sadly passed away four years ago. Last year her mum was diagnosed with cancer and Shelley felt life repeating itself.  With Step Together's support, Shelley began volunteering. She shares how her mental health has benefited as a result. 

New volunteering opportunities with Step Together

19 July 2018

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. 

Meet Bob - Volunteer Buddy

27 June 2018

Bob, 65, is a veteran and a volunteer buddy with Step Together. He talked to us about his experience and what he enjoys most in his role. 

Volunteers' Week Photo Competition winners

7 June 2018

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. 

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

9 May 2018

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. 

Stepping together to raise £30k

1 May 2018

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. 

One year on: the first anniversary of our Bristol programme

3 April 2018

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

Meet Lucinda - Volunteering Project Manager, Bristol

27 March 2018

Lucinda manages our young people programme in Bristol, which is celebrating its first anniversary this month. She chatted to us about her role at Step Together and reflects on her proudest and most memorable moments of the past year.

Providing support to more young women in Manchester

7 March 2018

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.

Successful training day for our first group of volunteers

21 February 2018

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

People Powered Recovery report published today

22 January 2018

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.

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

16 January 2018

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.

Sir David Latham: How community volunteering can prevent re-offending

13 December 2017

While I was handling criminal cases as a barrister, judge and in the Court of Appeal, I was aware that the critical time for offenders is the period straight after they leave the system. People with a history of convictions must find an ‘anchor’ to make that change to a life without crime. And the longer it takes them to find this anchor or purpose, the more likely it is they will return to prison.

Listen again to Step Together on Manchester North FM

6 December 2017

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.

Former Prison Governor and our trustee, Julia Killick appeals for your help this Christmas

5 December 2017

People on release from prison need more personal support, someone to turn to. Without it, that person will likely be back inside. I know this, because I have seen it throughout my career in the prison service.  

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