Success Stories

Connecting with Nature – Helen’s story

Helen Oparinde, in VAL’s Voluntary Sector Support Team tells us her story.
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Mental Health group awarded £10,000

Accept Mental Health were awarded £10,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund.
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Helping to Secure Funding

Read how VAL supported the Peepul Enterprise in successfully securing £100,000 from Barclays Bank - Community Aid Funding. 
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Volunteering – Susanne’s Story

Read how Susanne found a role through our website working as a Volunteer Receptionist for Menphys.
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Sweet Pea Bowling Club – CIO registration

Read how VAL's Sector Support Team helped the organisation to become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation).
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Volunteering – Mathangi’s Story

Read how Mathangi found a role through our website working as a Volunteer Retail Assistant for Just Fair Trade.
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WiLL Project – Matt’s Story

Read Matt's story on how signing up to the WiLL project has given him the confidence and direction to help him overcome his anxiety.
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Volunteer Story – Journey Maker

Joanne registered to volunteer with VAL. Read how her role has changed due to COVID-19 and how she is helping to support her community.
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Baby Box Volunteer – Lisa’s Story

Read Lisa's story on how Volunteering gave her the confidence to start applying for jobs.
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