WorldWide Volunteering (WWV)

WorldWide Volunteering (WWV)

Charity information

WorldWide Volunteering (WWV)

WWV uses volunteering as a means to support disadvantaged people to:
• Reconnect and engage in local communities
• Improve well-being and resilience
• Increase transition to employment or education

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    WWV believes in the power of voluntary work as a catalyst for change – in individuals, organisations and society as a whole. We are specialists in the use of volunteering to enable marginalised and vulnerable people to take control of their lives and expand their horizons, enhancing well-being, employability and life satisfaction.
    Our vision is a UK where everyone who wants to be, is engaged in their community, and is inspired and supported to realise their potential. Our mission is to enable people of all backgrounds to take positive action to change their lives and the lives of others through volunteering.
    Our programmes focus on ex-offenders; disadvantaged young people, including those leaving care, care-givers, those struggling with drug and alcohol misuse, and those with disabilities; and wounded and injured service personnel and veterans.
    Our 1-1 support includes exploration of the individual’s needs, aspirations, abilities and, fundamentally, choice, to ensure that we are matching people with opportunities which are going to challenge and stretch them whilst enabling them to grow and flourish. We help people to build self-belief and ability to be self reliant, enabling them to think positively about their futures and take action to change their lives.
    Through our schools programme we have also worked with over 1,000 schools across the UK, introducing volunteering to over 200,000 young people directly, and inspiring them to get involved.

  • Aims

    WorldWide Volunteering (WWV) aims to:

    • Support disadvantaged and vulnerable people to re-connect and engage in and with their local communities through volunteering
    • Improve mental and physical well-being and resilience of disadvantaged and vulnerable people through volunteering
    • Support the transition to employment or education for disadvantaged and vulnerable people through volunteering
    • Promote the benefits of volunteering and enable active participation in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Overview

    Established: May 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1038253

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 14

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01935 825588

    Address: 7 North Street Workshops Stoke sub Hamdon Somerset TA14 6QR

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