Step Together Volunteering

Step Together Volunteering

Charity information

Step Together Volunteering

At Step Together, we motivate, inspire and enable people who are most excluded from society to participate in community volunteering as a way of helping them to develop the skills, confidence and motivation to turn their lives around.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    We aim to improve opportunities for people facing social exclusion, specifically those with multiple complex needs. We prioritise those for whom other services have failed, are inadequate or simply aren’t available. We’re working in communities in Greater Manchester, London, Dorset, Bristol and Dumfries and Galloway to break down the problems and issues surrounding social exclusion. We support clients to be active and valued community members, by promoting volunteering and community engagement that helps them to build positive futures for themselves.

    Our current projects have a specific focus on ex-offenders, vulnerable young people leaving the care system, and injured ex-service personnel, but our new strategy aims to broaden our work to include others who are marginalised or isolated and who could benefit enormously from our work.

    We currently work with between 600-700 people a year across the UK, providing intensive coaching support to help them take up bespoke volunteering opportunities that enable them to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, integrate into local communities, develop positive social networks, engage in purposeful activity and address barriers to long-term employment. There is no other charity in the UK which operates a similar programme model to Step Together.

  • Aims

    Step Together Volunteering aims to:

    • Support excluded individuals to re-connect and engage in and with their local communities through volunteering
    • Improve mental and physical well-being and resilience of excluded individuals through volunteering
    • Support the transition to employment or education for excluded individuals 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: 10

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 0117 955 9042

    Address: 5 Russell Town Avenue, Bristol BS5 9LT

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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