Measuring our impact helps us to continuously improve our services and demonstrate the effectiveness of our work. Head over to 'Our impact' page to see some of our key statistics about our programmes and who we have supported in 2018/19.
We have two vacancies for Support Worker’s (Volunteer Project Manager’s), one based in the North of England and one based in the Midlands/East of England. These vacancies are to support wounded, inured or sick (WIS) service personnel or veterans, to support them with intensive mentoring and help to find bespoke volunteering placements to enable them to move forwards with their lives and achieve their goals and aspirations.
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.