Volunteering Matters

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18-24 Lower Clapton Road,
E5 0PD

020 3780 5870

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Community Service Volunteers (CSV) is a UK volunteering and social action
charity. We believe that everyone should be able to play an active role in their
community so we can make society stronger and more inclusive.
In the 2013/14 financial year we engaged 80,000 volunteers who supported 180,000 beneficiaries
including families in difficulty, children at risk of neglect or harm, young people in care, disabled and
vulnerable adults or older people. They also took part in environmental projects

Volunteering Matters is the UK's leading volunteering charity. We believe that everyone can play an active role in their community to help build a stronger and more inclusive society.

For over 50 years Volunteering Matters has been leading and supporting community based volunteering across the UK.

Each year we engage over 30,000 volunteers supporting around 100,000 beneficiaries; including families in difficulty, children at risk of neglect or harm, young people leaving care, disabled and vulnerable adults and isolated older people.

Older People: Thousands of people over the age of 50 volunteer with us across the UK. Many lead their own projects through our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) – running sports clubs, employability skills workshops, befriending, surgery-based wellbeing guides and drivers.

Many of the volunteering programmes we run benefit greatly from the experience older volunteers have to offer – mentoring young people leaving care, supporting families and helping children learn to read.

Young People: Our young volunteers help people with disabilities live independently, befriend older and socially isolated people, promote health messages to peers and run community projects. We believe that volunteering is vital in addressing the challenging environment that many young people face in their transition to adulthood.  Through participating in our projects young people gain future employability and life skills, whilst building their confidence and meeting new people.

Disabled People: Having a physical or learning disability shouldn’t stop anyone volunteering. Our volunteers support and mentor disabled people to live independently, increase their social and employment skills, gain confidence, and improve their quality of life.

Families:  Our trained volunteers provide support to vulnerable parents and families where there is a child or children at risk of neglect and/or falling into the care system. Volunteers work with the parents for up to one year to help guide them in their parenting - building routine, setting boundaries and helping them to become more independent.  

If you'd like to help us make a difference, contact our Fundraising Manager: marianne.lingwood@volunteeringmatters.org.uk or 020 3780 5883

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