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Volunteering at Humankind blogs

Read the latest thoughts, updates and news from our volunteering team.


Ann Hall, Head of Volunteering reflects on the opportunities that mergers bring to our volunteering team here at Humankind.

Read Ann’s reflection blog


Student Volunteering Week: the impact of student volunteering

Our final blog for Student Volunteering Week sees Ann Hall, our Head of Volunteering, talk about her own experiences as a student volunteer and the impact student volunteers can have on causes that are meaningful to them.

Read Ann’s blog about the impact of student volunteering


Student Volunteering Week: the route to employment

While studying for a master’s degree, Megan Wilson began volunteering for us in Leeds. Her experience put her in a great position to secure a full time position with us once her studies were finished. Read her volunteering story and advice below.

Read about Megan’s journey from student volunteering to employment

Student Volunteering Week: five wellbeing tips for student volunteers

Laura MacKinnon, one of our student volunteers at Humankind, gives five tips for students who currently volunteer, or might be interested in pursuing volunteering, alongside their studies. Her advice focuses on one of the three themes for this year’s Student Volunteering Week: wellbeing.

A graphic featuring an image of Laura MacKinnon, a student volunteer at Humankind. The text reads "Student Volunteering Week 2024: 5 wellbeing tips for balancing university and volunteering." The Student Volunteering Week and Humankind logos are visible below.

Read Laura’s five tips for balancing university and volunteering

International Volunteer Managers Day 2023: ‘helping others help’

Sunday 5 November 2023 is International Volunteer Managers Day. Our Volunteering team has nominated people across Humankind who they see as real ambassadors for volunteering.

Read our ‘International Volunteer Managers Day 2023’ blog

Our trustees: many voices, working together, with purpose

This year, the Volunteering function adopted our charity’s trustees. They previously sat independently to Volunteering at Humankind.

Read the ‘Our Trustees: many voices, working together, with purpose’ blog


An inspirational hour celebrating Humankind Volunteering

Celebrating our Humankind Volunteering Team and their achievements as 2023 draws to a close.

Read our ‘An inspirational hour celebrating Humankind Volunteering’ blog