Awarding Birmingham’s most dedicated volunteers! Volunteers’ Week 2016

The annual BVSC Volunteer Awards celebrated the wonderful work of volunteers Volunteers' Week is a national celebration of volunteering, recognising the valuable work of volunteers across the country. It continues to be a significant occasion...

Sir Lenny Henry backs Brum’s Permission to Smile campaign

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

Why work in the charity sector?

Charity work is not only an altruistic act to serve others and be of use to society. It is also part of your career choice. High motivation, flexibility and a real desire to help might just be the magic combination to succeed in the field

GoodGym is running up good deeds in Birmingham

A combination of a running group and a voluntary organisation, GoodGym members get fit by doing good.

John Taylor Hospice: three volunteers share their stories

From welcoming visitors in reception to working behind the scenes and maintaining the grounds, volunteers are an invaluable part of the John Taylor Hospice team. The Birmingham-based hospice – that provides specialist palliative and end...

Fundraising family step up to support charities during lock down

A kind-hearted family has embarked upon on a series of fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for John Taylor Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Association to thank the charities for providing much-needed care for their dad.