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‘Fire and rescue service volunteering is about keeping communities safe’
To celebrate Volunteers’ Week we’re profiling some of the people who give up their time to help and inspire others

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Jun, 2018 @11:53 AM

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'I wanted to make a change knowing older people suffer from loneliness'
To celebrate Volunteers’ week we’re profiling some of the people who give up their time to help and inspire others

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

04, Jun, 2018 @12:05 PM

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'The Red Cross helped me at a time of crisis. I'm proud to sign up with them'
As part of Volunteers’ Week, Thomas Milburn recalls how he was tended to after the 2015 Shoreham Airshow disaster

Thomas Milburn

04, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Charities responded swiftly to Grenfell. But there are lessons to learn | Lotifa Begum
My charity’s work at the scene taught us the need for a better coordinated, more culturally sensitive response to disaster

Lotifa Begum

01, Jun, 2018 @6:39 AM

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Faith-based groups 'increasingly stepping in to plug gaps in NHS'
More than 3,500 churches and 200,000 volunteers are helping overstretched NHS, says study

Nicola Slawson

30, May, 2018 @2:54 PM

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Tell us about the volunteering you do
In celebration of Volunteers’ week and the work they do we’d like to hear your stories and experiences

Guardian readers

27, May, 2018 @8:00 AM

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To beat loneliness, we must connect. Charities can show how | Laura Alcock-Ferguson
Voluntary organisations are at the heart of local communities. It’s up to us to help build social connections

Laura Alcock-Ferguson

16, May, 2018 @6:45 AM

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I volunteer to help vulnerable people the jobcentre lets down | Charlotte Hughes
A broken universal credit system means local volunteers hand out food parcels and give advice to those with nowhere to turn

Charlotte Hughes

06, Mar, 2018 @7:10 AM

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As robots take our jobs, we need something else. I know what that is | George Monbiot
It’s untenable to let salaried work define us. In the future, what we do for society unpaid should be at least as important, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

07, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The NHS is in crisis. But it's not up to volunteers to rescue it | Dan Corry
Volunteers are not a source of cheap labour to patch up underfunded and under-supported public services

Dan Corry

11, Jan, 2018 @7:21 AM

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Being a volunteer can transform your life, but not enough people know it yet | Mandy James
Volunteering can be great for wellbeing, but fails to appeal to men and younger people. Charities and councils need to reach out to those who have most to gain

Mandy James

03, Jan, 2018 @11:18 AM

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Voluntary sector professionals recognised in 2018 New Year honours
Charity professionals, philanthropists and many of the UK’s millions of volunteers are among those receiving honours this new year

Voluntary Sector Network

29, Dec, 2017 @10:30 PM

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