Case Studies

Celia's Story


Celia has been volunteering with the Volunteer Centre since early 2018. After attending a ‘Benefits of Volunteering’ workshop, she signed up to become a Wellbeing Ambassador.


Neil's Story


When Neil first contacted InsideOut, he had just lost his job in construction due to COVID-19. 

 

As an ex-offender, he thought he would struggle to find work ...


Rob's Story


Social Action Volunteering Tackles Loneliness Epidemic

 
When London based recruitment consultant Rob found himself locked down with time on his hands, he thought o...


Nathan's Story


Nathan has been volunteering regularly for the last 10 years and is part of the Volunteer Centre’s Wellbeing programme. His most recent placement was with Westway Gardens, where he had been v...


Alicia's Story


I started volunteering because I didn’t want to feel lonely and I also like to help people. I wanted to do something rewarding and volunteering is a lovely way of spending your time, fulfilling you...


Frances' Story


Frances is part of our Wellbeing team's small army of Telephone Befriender volunteers, giving their time to help the most vulnerable in our community to feel less isolated during ...


Jennifer's Story


"I used to be my mum's carer, and when she unfortunately died, it left a big void in my life, by not having anyone to occupy my time and to keep me company.  So someone ...


Ahmed's Story


When Ahmed first came to Wellbeing at VCKC, he was struggling with depression and isolation after having to give up his job as a security guard due to a health condition. He started attending  comm...


Katarina's Story


This summer, I graduated with a degree in French Studies from The University of Birmingham, and it was also the time that I undertook my first voluntary work.

 

Oxfam run an amazing vol...


Alan's Story


“I was unemployed for a long period of time so my advisor at the Job Centre recommended that I seek help from the Volunteer Centre.

F...


Billy's Story


Billy, an ex-offender and a qualified electrician, dropped in to the Volunteer Centre after being unemployed for two years.

He  heard  about  the centre  from a  friend  and  came  to registe...


Xena, a single mum of six


Xena, Programme User

Xena is a single mum of six children who had never worked before and had no schooling until she arrived in the UK. 

She was referred to Ola, our Ne...


“I know I won’t be able to find a volunteer role”.


Patrick, Programme User

Patrick was referred to us in July by Hestia.

He came to our office lacking in confidence and said to our Stepping Stones Coordinator “I know I ...


Harrods Volunteers & The Latymer Community Church


The Latymer Community Church is a small, friendly church firmly rooted in North Kensington.

The church hall is used six days a week to provide a home for local organisations to run group acti...


Business & Community Together - The Dalgarno Trust


The Dalgarno Trust is a young, vibrant charity that focuses on working within the community to promote a collaborative, healthy and dynamic local centre.

The latest figures from the Trussell ...