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Volunteering

Volunteering at our FOOD clubs this Christmas 

Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) clubs provide low cost, healthy and sustainable food for families on a budget who are at risk of food insecurity. The valuable work of our FOOD clubs is only…

Celebrating World Food Day with our FOOD Clubs

Today it’s World Food Day, which offers us the chance to celebrate its theme of “food heroes”, who are helping…

Mick’s story: my mental health journey

Our service, BAND has been supporting people with experience of a mental health condition for over 30 years. One man, Mick, has…

Siobhaun’s story: my journey from volunteering to employment

Flourishing Babies, Perinatal Support Worker, Siobhaun shares how her volunteer experience led her to the role, and how rewarding she’s…

Amy’s story: volunteering as a mentor with Friendship Works at Christmas

Amy began volunteering with Family Action in the run up to last Christmas with our mentoring service Friendship Works. At…

Gabrielle’s story: the difference I make as a mentor

Gabrielle is a volunteer mentor with our Friendship Works service. She writes about how her friendship with Crocell, her mentee,…

Crocell’s story: how having a friend and mentor helped me

Crocell, 16, writes about his friendship with his volunteer mentor, Gabrielle. Crocell was referred to our Friendship Works service in…

Leaving the care system and having a mentor

One year ago, our Friendship Works service ran the first training weekend for Care Leaver Mentors.  David, one of the…

Friendship Works – Care leavers first year

After a huge amount of success working with children in care, our Friendship Works service is drawing on 40 years’…