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Alison's Story

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For volunteersHaving been a full time carer herself, Alison now volunteers for her local Carers Support Group.See more

Esmee's Story

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For volunteersEsmee, a level 3 Animal Studies student at Weston College, started volunteering with Prickles Hedgehog Rescue ...See more

Jane's Story

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For volunteersVolunteers’ have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people ...See more

Sarah’s Team Beach Clean

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For volunteersNow that her team can meet in person again, Sarah wanted to ensure that their first get together in 16 months ...See more

Ellimae's Story

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For volunteersToday is Power of Youth Day, an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make through ...See more

Mel's Story

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For volunteersAt the heart of every charity and voluntary organisation is its board of trustees and together, they have one ...See more

Simon's Story

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For volunteersSimon, known as ‘Woody Simon’, has been volunteering with ARK at Egwood CIC for about 2 years. Having spent 40 ...See more

Alex's Story

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For volunteersAlex regularly volunteers in the natural environment, and for him the experience has been life-changing ...See more

Megan's Story

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For volunteersGuest blogger, Megan Cave, shares her volunteering storySee more

Message of thanks from the High Sheriff of Somerset

A letter from the High Sheriff of Somerset to volunteers supporting the local vaccination programme ...See more

Volunteer Coordinator Forums

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For organisationsSpark Somerset offers regular networking events for charities and community organisations in Somerset ...See more

Celebrating Somerset's Vital Volunteers

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For volunteersSpark Somerset have produced a special video to say a big 'thank you' to volunteers across Somerset.

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Getting the most out of volunteering

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For volunteersYou’re donating your valuable time, you want to get the most out of it, so it’s important that you enjoy and ...See more

Volunteering from home

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For volunteersWhy volunteer from home?
The benefits of volunteering from home are immense, especially at this challenging ...
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Why People Volunteer

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For organisationsIf you ask a random selection of people why they volunteer, they will give a huge variety of reasons why they, ...See more

Virtual Volunteering - Getting Started

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For organisationsVolunteering has changed dramatically over recent years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. From serving ...See more

Get creative with volunteering opportunities

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For organisationsGetting new volunteers on board is an exciting, yet challenging, task. To turn clicks into volunteers you will ...See more
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