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...

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+.

Celebrating Birmingham’s unsung heroes!

The awards form part of Volunteers' Week, a national celebration of volunteering each June.

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.

Levol-app, a European partnership to improve the voluntary sector

Organisations from 5 different countries will work together on to create an online platform in order to improve volunteer management within NGOs and the quality of volunteer management training and programmes across Europe.

Another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge

2019 has been another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge programme. Between May and November we have facilitated eight challenges across the city, and the work of our wonderful corporate volunteers has made a...

4 ways to get your family involved in charity work and volunteering

Getting families into charitable work is easier than you think, and it doesn’t involve as much time and energy as you may expect. Here are four ways to get the ball rolling:

Nominations open for the 2017 Volunteering Awards

Every year we celebrate our unsung heroes with the Volunteering Awards, as part of Volunteers' Week.

Why I Serve, by Josh Wood (Volunteer)

"Through my work as a volunteer mentor with City Year, I have found a renewed sense of joy and purpose in my life which if I am honest I had completely lost."

Jericho and “The Bridge” partnership supports women to escape from life-controlling addictions

Since 2011, Jericho have been working in partnership with The Bridge, a non-profit organisation bringing hope to men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addictions while also serving the needs of those exiting...