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Volunteering Matters

Framework Provider

Framework provider of day, evening and weekend activities for people with learning disabilities and autism

At Volunteering Matters we believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. 

Our work enables older people to maintain their health and wellbeing, empowers disabled people to lead independent lives, offers security and stability to families and helps and children, young people find their direction in life.

We are a trusted provider of high impact projects where we partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. We are a national charity and do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.

 

 

Who to contact

Name
Volunteering Matters
Telephone
01473 418014
Email
allstaffipswich@volunteeringmatters.org.uk
Website
https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/search/ipswich/
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Address
The Old Crown Court
Civic Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 2DX
Notes

https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/want-to-volunteer/

Simply put your postcode into our nifty opportunity finder above to filter our volunteering opportunities across the UK and find one close to you. You can filter by how much time you have to spare and what you feel passionate about. Or take a look at our project map and scour locally, regionally or even nationally to see what type of projects we have going on in communities across the UK.

Have a browse and start volunteering today!

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk
Parking available
Yes

Days & Times

Monday - Friday 10 am - 4pm

Other details

Referral required?
No
Age Groups
Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Notes

Our projects include:

  • Grandmentors provides care-leavers (age 16-24) access to unique intergenerational mentoring that helps them to address the challenges and choices they face on their journey leaving care. These can range from career goals, job applications, CV’s, UCAS forms, budget planning, housing, dealing with conflict, and more.
  • Equip Mentoring provides mentor support for young people who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Our mentors help young people learn new skills, build their CV’s, provide support with application for their futures and more.
  • Getting Together Matters brings older people who may be struggling with isolation or loneliness together to have fun and take part in a range of free online events and activities. They offer a range of fun and engaging activities every week, from seated Pilates, quizzes, and singing sessions, to reminiscence sessions, arts activities, and coffee mornings.
  • WASSUP is a youth social action project which brings together young women (age 18-24) who are passionate about raising awareness of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, honour-based violence, and gang grooming. The project helps young women to learn new skills, increase their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and develop their character.
  • We Are Patrick is a youth social action project which brings together young men (age 18-24) who are passionate about raising awareness of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, honour-based violence, and gang grooming. The project helps young men to learn new skills, increase their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and develop their character.
Service users involved in planning
Yes

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