#Volunteer

The Refugee Community Kitchen

Arthur Peirce | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

We all believe it is a moral duty to help those in need. Indeed, when I was last in Calais, this was put succinctly by a fellow volunteer who said (paraphrasing): "Being in the position to help, is exactly the same thing as being obligated to".

Volunteering Abroad Renews Your Sense Of Pride And Faith In The NHS

Manish Raval | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Manish Raval

I'm an anaesthetist and volunteer for blindness prevention charity Orbis. We operate the Flying Eye Hospital, which is a teaching facility with both a...

Unite Against Dementia: A New Way Of Volunteering

Kathryn Smith | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Smith

What I've learnt over the years is that yes, dementia is a challenging condition, but it shouldn't be one that stops those living with it from doing what they love, or even trying something new. Yet, because the condition can affect memory, thinking, orientation and language, many people find it difficult to continue doing the things they enjoy.

New Year's Resolution To Volunteer? Befriend A Child In Foster Care As An Independent Visitor

Diane Chandler | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Chandler

IVs are totally independent from social workers, foster carers and others involved in the child's care. Often they can provide continuity in the life of a young person, who may find themselves transferred from one foster home to another, or experience a string of different social workers.

Seven Ways To Give A Gift That Costs Nothing

Jane Halstead | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Halstead

So, (thankfully) the Black Friday frenzy has been and gone, Christmas tunes are playing unashamedly in all the shops, and there's a definite whiff of ...

How Volunteering For A Month Helped Me Worry Less And Live More

Lauren E. White | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren E. White

To anyone suffering with anxiety, I know that there is a road out of it. I'm not off that road yet - and who knows when I will be - but I am on it. And that's what matters. To anyone suffering, do yourself the biggest favour and tell whatever (or whoever) is making you suffer that they aren't going to prevent you from completing a duty - whether it be to yourself or, like mine, to others. It's easier said than done, but it is so incredibly worth it. Trust me, I know.

Welcome to the Jungle! Part 3.

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 3: Humanity Please note, the names that appear in this ...

Welcome to the Jungle! Part 2

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 2: Baptism of Fire Please note, the names that appear in...

Welcome To The Jungle! Part 1.

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 1: The Lead Up Please note, the names that appear in thi...

The Wild Washerwomen Of Calais

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

By hiking into Calais town to use the launderettes there, asking French men in bars to use their washing machines (haha), and using everything imaginable as clothes horse's, our lovely Wild Washerwomen, against all odds, washed wildly, and continue to wash!

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Celebrating The Humanitarian Spirit At The Rio Olympics And Onwards

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

In wars and disaster zones, a simple explanation is that humanity is a force that advances the idea of life, with dignity. To strengthen the idea of humanity for people caught in conflicts, epidemics and disasters, we could borrow some ideas from the Olympic motto: Citius (faster), Altius (higher) and Fortius (stronger).

The Schools Consent Project

Emily McFadden | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Emily McFadden

I attended training recently with The Schools Consent Project. I'll be going into schools as a volunteer lawyer to present workshops on the issue of c...

Why Volunteer?

Wendy Kirkman | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Wendy Kirkman

Today I want to tell you of my experiences in volunteering and maybe to encourage you to consider this for yourself. I have no qualifications to speak...

Struggling Animals - Endangered Species Day 2016

Frontier | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Frontier

World awareness days rarely come in as big a form as Endangered Species Day. It's a moment when all the examples of how disastrous the conditions of t...

If We Continue to Travel the Way We Are, Our Children Will Not Have the Same Opportunity...

Brad Frankel | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brad Frankel

We'd reduce our carbon footprint, we wouldn't damage these local communities and fragile environments BUT we wouldn't learn...we wouldn't be able to help...we wouldn't be able to contribute to their economy...and we wouldn't be able to make a difference!

A Day In The Life Of A Lesvos Volunteer: Dan's Experience On The Front Line Of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

As a member of the rescue team, Dan spends the early hours waiting to spot incoming boats on the distant horizon. These boats are packed with terrified refugees making the crossing from Turkey, only a few miles away; a small stretch of sea which has become one of the most dangerous in the world over the past year.

Moria: When UN Camp Failed, Volunteers Built Their Own

Ralph Burgess | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Ralph Burgess

If you need convincing that its the volunteers keeping refugees alive as they land in Europe, you need look no further than Moria. Moria is the only place in Lesbos where volunteers haven't been able to lead the response.

Blood, Sweat and Volunteers

Dave Moorcroft | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Sport
Dave Moorcroft

Thank you, two of the most important words in sport. At the heart of every sports person's career are volunteers, and the most valuable payment you can give them is often a simple 'thank you'.

National Badger Day on 6 October - Celebrating Badger Patrol Volunteers

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 02.10.2016 | 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, ar...

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

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 31.08.2016 | 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 13.08.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 14.07.2016 | UK
Frontier

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 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

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 10.06.2016 | 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.