Our Impact 2023

From breaking multiple records to running our first climate-focused campaign, see the difference Reach Volunteering made in 2023. 

Our key achievements in 2023:

  • Against a backdrop of record-low volunteering rates across the sector, we are proud to have attracted more volunteers than ever.
    13,930 people signed up to volunteer through Reach in 2023.
  • These volunteers bring valuable skills, experience and diversity: 51% who registered in 2023 identified as being
    from a global majority and 8.3% identified as LGBTQ+.
  • Volunteers made an amazing 27,524 applications for trustee and volunteer roles through our service – more than three times pre-pandemic levels.
  • We supported 1,302 organisations to find one or more volunteers or trustees to help them grow. In total, those organisations recruited 4,515 trustees and volunteers – the most we have ever recorded in one year.
  • This year also saw a continued increase in sign-ups from micro-organisations with less than £10,000 income, whose numbers have almost tripled since the pandemic.
  • We ran two campaigns: Change The Story highlighted the care, generosity and community-mindedness that motivates people to volunteer, and #VolunteerForClimate brought 4,065 skills-based volunteers to the site keen to transform their climate anxiety into climate action.

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