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Volunteer stories

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…

Sarah-Louise’s Story: what mentoring means this National Mentoring Day

For National Mentoring Day on 27th October, Sarah-Louise, a volunteer mentor with our Friendship Works service, reflected on what mentoring…

Charlie Story: Volunteering in the 21st century

We hear from Charlie, a Volunteer Befriender with our National Parent Support Service discussing why she volunteers her time and…

Joshua’s story: A child in need of a mentor

Our London mentoring service, Friendship Works currently has 48 children in Lambeth and other London boroughs who are waiting for…

Rawa’s story: volunteering from home with FamilyLine

Volunteer, Rawa shares why she chose to volunteer with Family Action and our new Digital Parent Support service and explains…