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Grahame's Story

Grahame is Chair of Trustees at Spark Somerset and has a career spanning health and social care, education, ...
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Alison's Story

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

“If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, I would highly recommend it. You can pursue your interests and ...
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Sarah's Story

"It’s empowering to know I that can use my skills for the benefit of the school, my son and other children ...
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Linda's Story

Linda Pigott-Vijeh has a background in publicity and marketing and has been a Trustee for various charities ...
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Natalie's Story

Natalie, a solicitor from Taunton, has been a Trustee with St. Giles Animal Rescue since June 2020.
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Gabi's Story

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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Harmony Fire visit ARK at Egwood

"It was hugely beneficial for the team’s wellbeing. There's lot to be said for being outside in fresh air just ...
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Alison's Story

Having been a full time carer herself, Alison now volunteers for her local Carers Support Group.
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Esmee's Story

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

Volunteers’ have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people ...
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Sarah’s Team Beach Clean

Now that her team can meet in person again, Sarah wanted to ensure that their first get together in 16 months ...
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Ellimae's Story

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

At the heart of every charity and voluntary organisation is its board of trustees and together, they have one ...
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Simon's Story

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's Story

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

Guest blogger, Megan Cave, shares her volunteering story
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Message of thanks from the High Sheriff of Somerset

A letter from the High Sheriff of Somerset to volunteers supporting the local vaccination programme ...
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Celebrating Somerset's Vital Volunteers

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

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

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

If you ask a random selection of people why they volunteer, they will give a huge variety of reasons why they, ...
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Virtual Volunteering - Getting Started

Volunteering has changed dramatically over recent years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. From serving ...
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Get creative with volunteering opportunities

Getting new volunteers on board is an exciting, yet challenging, task. To turn clicks into volunteers you will ...
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