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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.