Hundreds turn out for John Taylor Hospice Family Walk and Fun Day

Brightly coloured balloons lined the streets of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield as families walked together in memory of loved ones and in support of John Taylor Hospice. Nearly 150 people gathered at the Hollyfields Centre...

‘Multiplying’ a free online training platform to positively impact volunteer management

14 organisations recently gathered in Birmingham to hear more about the Levol-app project and the innovative platform on Volunteer Management. The Levol-app project has entered its final stretch and the online platform, available in five...

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...

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.

Social isolation: Citizens rewarded for “life-changing” work

The Ageing Better Awards recognised the everyday people who were the "driving force" behind a "life-changing" scheme helping almost 5,000 Brummies aged 50+.

Birmingham hospice launches innovative support service in people’s homes

The 'Support at Home' initiative is volunteer-led and offers practical, social and emotional support to individuals, their families, loved ones and carers.

What are the Legal rights of volunteers?

Volunteering is on the increase! And whilst volunteers do not have employment rights, organisations recruiting volunteers need to consider other legal obligations.

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...

BVSC staff complete Team Challenge at St. Peter’s Housing Association

Everyone worked tirelessly throughout the day. There was a mixture of planting hanging baskets, clay pots, troughs and a bedding area with lots of colourful plants - as well as clearing overgrown greenery.

Volunteers’ Week 2020: #WaveForVolunteers – special ‘shout out’ to all COVID-19 Volunteers

This week people from across the UK have been coming together to say a massive thank you to millions of volunteers.  Today we are sending out a special shout out to all volunteers who...