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Celebrating #iwillWeek

21 November 2017

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.

New video released as part of our Christmas appeal

15 November 2017

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.

Spirit of Manchester Story Week - Tom's story

19 September 2017

This week we are participating in the #SpiritofMcrStory week, a week of inspiring stories from the voluntary sector in Manchester. As part of this, our client Tom has shared his story.

Volunteering benefits Veteran’s recovery – Paul’s story

13 September 2017

Paul’s successful career in the military as a helicopter engineer was cut short when he suffered a serious brain injury as a result of a cycling accident.

Volunteering at V Festival

30 August 2017

Tony, a Royal Marines Veteran, had a fantastic time volunteering at V Festival as a ‘Charity Concierge’ through our partnership with Child.org.

A confidence boost for Sophia

7 August 2017

Sophia is in care and has been most of her life. Before meeting Step Together she struggled to fill her time and was very quiet in new situations. Volunteering was not something Sophia had ever thought someone like her could do. She didn’t know anyone who volunteered and she was uncertain about it.

Meet Lorna - Volunteering Project Manager, Tidworth

2 August 2017

Lorna is based in Tedworth House and works on our programme supporting wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans. She talks to us about her role at Step Together, as well as sharing a few interesting facts about herself!

Finding a new path - Ben's story

26 July 2017

Unexpectedly faced with medical discharge from the army, Ben had no idea about finding employment or what his future would look like.

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

1 June 2017

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.

Filming begins for our brand new videos – coming soon!

30 May 2017

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

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

24 May 2017

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. 

Meet Roger - Founder & Trustee

18 April 2017

Step Together was created in 1994. We chatted to our founder and trustee, Roger Potter, who tells us his inspiration behind setting up the organisation and how volunteering, as a catalyst for change in people’s lives, has always been at the centre of everything we do. 

Planting seeds and growing confidence – Rachel's story

10 April 2017

Rachel was on a course at Tedworth House, a recovery centre for wounded, injured and sick service personnel, when she first met Elaine from Step Together. Elaine had done a presentation to the group about volunteering and Rachel thought it would be a really great way to fill her time whilst she was signed off sick with a variety of health issues.

Rooting for a new future - Stefan's Story

7 April 2017

Struggling with learning difficulties, Stefan was bullied throughout his childhood. His parents divorced when he was 19 and feeling as though his life was spiralling out of control, Stefan took an overdose. For many years, Stefan was addicted to alcohol; he was in and out of employment and would steal to fund his drinking habit. This caused a great deal of pain to his family and himself.

Oodles – Do Good, Feel Good

27 March 2017

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.

Launch of our new Bristol project

15 March 2017

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.

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

8 March 2017

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. 

"Volunteering has given me confidence" - Nadine's Story

27 February 2017

Nadine has spent the majority of her childhood living with her foster carer in Manchester. She has learning difficulties and was very shy and quiet when she was first introduced to Step Together.

Meet Sue - Volunteering Project Manager, Dumfries & Galloway

24 January 2017

Sue has managed our work in schools and with disengaged young people in Dumfries and Galloway since 2010. She talks to us about her role as Volunteer Project Manager, including memorable moments and achievements. We also asked her about her New Years reolutions!

Cooking his way to independence - Jordan's Story

23 January 2017

Jordan is 17 years old and has Asperger’s. Although he is attending school, he has a very reduced timetable and is currently only taking three subjects.

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