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Adam's story

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“My volunteer work has not only enriched my CV but has also been personally rewarding. It has provided me with ...
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Carole's story

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"My own mental health has greatly improved since I started my volunteering and I no longer need a counselor ...
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Joanna's story

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"Thanks to my volunteering, I am busy, fulfilled and feel part of a community that I really care about."
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Nick's story

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They are more than just a mix of metal, plastic and glass!
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The power of listening: Maisy's volunteering story

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I find myself looking forward to my shifts because the feeling you get when you have helped make a stranger ...
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Alison at a carers group

Alison's volunteering story

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"It has given me a lovely group of friends and makes my ‘bad years’ worthwhile."
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Mary's story

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I enjoy volunteering with Alive because I can utilise my area of interest and expertise to help others ...
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Abby's volunteering story

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“I would recommend that others volunteer as you learn a lot about yourself as well as gaining valuable ...
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Volunteer at Haynes Motor Museum

Wayne shares his love for cars and volunteering

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“It is a great buzz working with the team and meeting like-minded friends."
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Chris Malin

Chris's Story

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"I think if you have received help that has been of a benefit to you and established a strong ‘wellness ...
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 Johanna Pereira

Johanna's Story

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“I recommend that others volunteer as not only is it a great opportunity to be part of something bigger and ...
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Gill's Story

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Read how volunteer, Gill, is making a difference to the lives of local children and parents this festive ...
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Esther's story

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“I get to meet and chat with some really lovely and interesting people, and I really enjoy seeing volunteers ...
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Alison's Story

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Since retiring, Alison Templeton, who worked in a variety of roles within local authorities, has returned to ...
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Gabi's Story

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Gabi was referred to the Open Mental Health Buddy scheme by her local job club. Due to long-term physical and ...
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Esmee's Story

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Esmee, a level 3 Animal Studies student at Weston College, started volunteering with Prickles Hedgehog Rescue ...
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Jane's Story

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Volunteers’ have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people ...
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Ellimae's Story

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Today is Power of Youth Day, an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make through ...
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Simon's Story

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Simon, known as ‘Woody Simon’, has been volunteering with ARK at Egwood CIC for about 2 years. Having spent 40 ...
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Alex holding a puppy

Alex's Story

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Alex regularly volunteers in the natural environment, and for him the experience has been life-changing ...
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Megan's Story

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Guest blogger, Megan Cave, shares her volunteering story
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Celebrating Somerset's Vital Volunteers

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

Spark ...
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Getting the most out of volunteering

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You’re donating your valuable time, you want to get the most out of it, so it’s important that you enjoy and ...
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Volunteering from home

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