National Badger Day on 6 October - Celebrating Badger Patrol Volunteers

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

On most weekday nights at 2am I am usually tucked up in bed, but this one was different - I was walking around the countryside in the pouring rain, a...

Why Volunteering Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Future Career

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

For the first two years of university I worked in a family run jewellers six days a week in my small hometown. It was great, my bosses were kind, and I earned lots of money which allowed me to do many things I otherwise couldn't have the following semester. But in the summer of third year I was faced with different prospects...

A Note to Everyone Who Did Not Get the Grades They Wanted

Victoria Leith | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I am sure there are many like me who did not get the results they wanted. Is this you? If so, I need to let you know something. It is OK. Really!

Running It - for Local Women

Jane Ashbrook | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jane Ashbrook

I have always loved running and it wasn't until starting a family of my own that I truly began to value the simplicity of sticking on some trainers and running out the front door wherever I am in the world. It could be for 15 minutes or three hours - childcare depending of course!

Volunteers Make The World Go Round

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...

How to Budget Whilst Travelling

Frontier | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling on a budget is not so hard though, once you get the hang of it, and it makes your travels that much more special as you can really appreciate what you've worked so hard for! So here are some useful tips for keeping your spending under control whilst also making the most out of your travels!

Let's Give More Control to Residents and Local Volunteers to Help Create Positive, Lasting Change for Our Communities

Debbie Ladds | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Ladds

Volunteering to help others can have diverse benefits both for us as individuals and for those we volunteer with. It can increase people's confidence, boost wellbeing and help strengthen the fabric of society. There is increasing recognition of this from policy makers too. Take for example, the Government's pledge to offer up to three days' paid volunteering in companies employing over 250 staff - a move which could provide new opportunities to around 15 million staff.

Lend a Hand, Learn a Skill, Change a Life - It's Volunteers' Week

Adam Stones | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

Volunteering is an enriching, rewarding experience - surely no one can deny that - and it is hugely affirming to read the stories being shared this Vo...

Which of These Excuses for Boredom Do You Use?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It always makes my ears itch when someone says "I'm boooooooored!" If I'm honest, I'd love to know what that feels like. But I'm a busybusybusy girl. I've always got stuff to do. I need about 362 hours in every day and the list of ideas, thoughts, interests and possibilities just keeps growing.

Five Deadliest Plants on Earth

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK

Many plants, trees and flowers on Earth are harmless and beautiful. But there are a few poisonous and deadly plants that can lead to sickness and worse, death. Many of the plants are alluring and the victims are unfortunately usually animals or children. We've created a list for 5 of the deadliest plants on Earth...

Giving Your Children the World: The Gift of Travel

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

It has been commonly said that you only fully learn to appreciate your parents after you have had your own children. For me, this has proven true. It is now that I see how much work it is being a Mother. It is rewarding, yes, but also a huge sacrifice.

Teach and Get a Tan

Laura McCartan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

Volunteers are part of a bigger picture of continued commitment to education and the work they do has dramatically improved the English language skills of the girls in the Rosie May home - a vital first step in breaking a cycle of poverty and institutionalisation.

Unleash the January feel-good factor!

Julia Krepska | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

Nothing will give you more of that warm and fuzzy feeling than giving a bit of your time and lending your awesome skills to a cancer charity looking for someone just like you. You see, many charities have little money available to pay for superb individuals like you who are essential for their latest project.

The Reality of Institutionalisation

Laura McCartan | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

After attending the International Volunteering Conference in Croydon, The Rosie May Memorial Fund were invited to share their opinion on international volunteering, the problem's with institutionalisation, and the bad press volunteering faces.

Unwrapping the True Meaning of a London Christmas

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

Admiringly, it would appear that it is not just the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge who is able to turn a chime of despair into a tune of hope. Many UK volunteer groups are making a stand against commercialism, from helping the homeless to sponsored carol singing.

Volunteering to Break Down Barriers

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

On a day to day basis, how many people do you meet who are different to you - not just ethnically, but from a different age group or socio-economic background? If recent research is right, the likely answer is not many.

10 Best Inspirational Travel and Volunteering Quotes

Frontier | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

People travel for different reasons, but one way you can give your travel meaning is by also volunteering while you are abroad. We encourage every one of you to get out there, explore the world and make your own adventures, memories and most importantly - make an impact...

Volunteer in Space

Frontier | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Space exploration has come to the forefront of the public's interest in recent years with success stories coming from all over the world. As well as the recent successes reported by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, the European Space Agency boast an impressive track record and is the world leader in environmental research into the ozone layer.

Gareth Huntley - Did You See Him? 'Please Share Him Back With Us', Plead Parents

Caroline Thain | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

The family of British backpacker, Gareth Huntley - found dead eight days after he 'disappeared' in Malaysia - issued a fresh appeal for information. The 34-year-old accountant from north London was volunteering at a turtle sanctuary in Tioman Island, when he went missing.

"Cheer Yourself Up by Trying to Cheer Up Somebody Else" (Mark Twain)

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Trevor Lyttleton

I would urge the government to remember and build on what has been achieved in creating happiness for others across the country. Contact the Elderly has, for the last half century, been injecting joy into the lives of lonely older people by combating isolation.

Teaching, Diving and Looking for Lemurs in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It took me a week to get used to the environment, as even though I liked the food, I struggled to eat much, though I soon got my appetite back to its usual size once I had adjusted to the climate and my malaria pills. Anyway despite my lack of energy I still enjoyed the quick intro into PADI (I found that I was at a slight advantage as I had already started working through the book).

Volunteer's Week - Good for You, Good for Business

Adam Stones | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

Do you volunteer, do you give up time to share your experience with people or projects that could benefit from your assistance?

Voluntourism - Who Is Responsible?

Mark Topley | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Mark Topley

Volunteering has become sexy and big business. Check out any gap year websites and there are a load of opportunities there. Some make me cringe. For young people looking to do something next year, my advice is to make sure the ethos of your organisers checks out.

Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching, Diving and Wildlife in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Madagascar is a place like no other. I never knew much about it until I stumbled over the Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife and Diving project on the Frontier website. I don't really know why I chose that project, it just happened. Next thing I knew I was on the plane to Nosy Be.