Since 1994 we’ve been educating and inspiring people about volunteering. Originally named Worldwide Volunteering for Young People, our early work in schools focused on informing, encouraging and inspiring young people to engage in voluntary work. Between 1994 and 2010, we worked with more than 1,000 schools, introducing volunteering to over 200,000 young people.
Since 2008, in response to identified need and gap in provision, our focus changed to supporting people facing social exclusion, using volunteering to increase integration into communities and improve well-being. Our work now focuses solely on those in most need of support across the UK.
To better reflect the organisation as it is today, we changed our name to Step Together Volunteering in 2016.