We help people who are excluded from society to participate in volunteering and build a more positive future as a result. We believe that everyone counts and everyone has something to offer.
Our clients are those at the margins of society, who would not typically think of volunteering as something which they could do, or which could help them to move forward with their lives.
A quarter of our beneficiaries are young people who are: leaving care; young carers; at risk of homelessness; young offenders; teenage parents; or have experienced domestic violence and abuse. The remainder are adults who face significant challenges as a result of: critical injury and trauma; leaving the criminal justice system; drug and alcohol misuse; long-term unemployment; mental ill-health; homelessness; isolation and disengagement with society.
We reach 3,600 people a year across the UK, of which between 600-700 receive intensive one-to-one support from our team of outreach workers to engage in community volunteering. Through our programmes we seek to enable our clients to integrate into their local communities, improve mental and physical well-being, develop positive social networks, and increase transition to education and sustainable employment.