Success Stories

Working differently to offer volunteering advice

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines on social distance, VAL has not been able to provide face to face volunteering advice through drop-in sessions and attendance at events. In addition to virtual meetings and events, VAL has recorded several webinar sessions for partner organisations to use.
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Creating volunteering opportunities for young people

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen an increase in schools/colleges/universities and young people contacting the volunteering team looking to volunteer to expand their knowledge, skillset and to build their confidence - that's why the WiLL Project started a Youth Panel.
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Supporting the local community during COVID-19

For years we have enacted positive change for the local voluntary sector and although the COVID-19 restricted our face-to-face service delivery, VAL’s commitment to volunteers and volunteering enabled us to be a key driving force during the pandemic.
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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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Leicester and Leicestershire Virtual Volunteering Fair – Thursday 21 Jan 2021

VAL held a virtual event for volunteer involving organisations to promote their volunteering opportunities and for people interested in volunteering to virtually meet organisations to find out how they could get involved as volunteers in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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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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