Volunteering opportunities with the National Trust in Birmingham

In 2020 the National Trust will celebrate 125 years since it was formed. It has grown into the UK’s largest charity looking after and caring for some of the UK’s leading historic places, sites...

Top tips for creating engaging content for your volunteers

Charities rely on the support of their volunteers, and your online presence is a great way to both find new support and to keep interest going amongst your existing team. But how can you make...

When volunteers connect with their isolated neighbours, everyone benefits

Citizens from Tyburn, north-east of Birmingham city centre, have been rewarded for the work they are doing to help improve connections in their local community. Volunteers from Community Organisers - a project set up...

Tabor House responds to Birmingham homelessness figures

After Government statistics released last week show a 60% rise in the number of people sleeping rough in Birmingham, a charity has spoken about the work being done at Digbeth homeless shelter, Tabor House. Christy...

Sir Lenny Henry backs Brum’s Permission to Smile campaign

The campaign is encouraging Brummies to foster a renewed sense of community spirit.

Bloomin’ Brum: engaging young people via community gardening

Bloomin' Brum are transforming our city, one community garden at a time!

Asset-based community participation: A new way of volunteering

From improvement of skills to the positive feeling gained when giving back to the community, there are clearly a range of more abstract motivations which appeal to the volunteer.

John Taylor Hospice’s first charity shop attracts crowds

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice has opened its first charity shop in its hundred year history – right in the heart of Erdington.

Befriending unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people

Birmingham Community Hosting have received some glowing testimonies to the power of good this befriending scheme has brought not just our young people - but also to the adults that befriend them.

Bloomin’ Brum Campaign Gets Backing of Birmingham Civic Society

The Social Action Campaign is part of the UpRising Birmingham leadership programme for 18-25 year olds.