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26 February 2021 | Spotlight on

Life as a Dot Dot Dot guardian: Mahmoud, Oxford

Our Oxford guardian, Mahmoud, explores how he has been volunteering to support his community by offering free meals to people who’ve suffered financially due to the pandemic

29 January 2021 | Spotlight on

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Tom, east London

Dot Dot Dot guardian, Tom, explores how guardianship has given him the freedom to pursue his goals, develop skills he didn’t know he had and live in an area of London he loves.

18 December 2020 | Spotlight on

Spotlight on: Tom – what it’s like to volunteer for Samaritans

“Volunteering for Samaritans is extremely rewarding. You sense you’ve made a difference at the most basic level – you have been there for someone.” Dot Dot Dot guardian, Tom, tells of his experience of volunteering with Samaritans.

11 September 2020 | Spotlight on

Spotlight on: Stuart – Changing Horizons

Read Dot Dot Dot guardian Stuart’s story to discover how through running his charity, Changing Horizons, he has been able to help thousands of people access the right support to improve their mental health.

20 August 2020 | Spotlight on, Volunteering blogs

Spotlight on: Elizabeth – Women in Localization

Dot Dot Dot guardian, Elizabeth, tells her volunteering story as part of our Summer Series.

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Kechinaeke from High Wycombe

Kechinaeke talks decorating on a budget, how she began the search for a volunteering opportunity she loves, and why being a Dot Dot Dot guardian has positively changed her life. 

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Desire

Through living as a Dot Dot Dot Property Guardian, Desire was given the all-important time she needed to put her passion into practice and volunteer with Futurist Women.

19 February 2020 | Spotlight on

‘I’m Ikea’s first female carpenter in the UK and I love it’

Dawn Gladwin, 60, on how she spends money doing up her home but is also renovating a VW camper.

24 January 2020 | Spotlight on, Volunteering blogs

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Alex from Barkingside

Alex tells us what life is like as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian in Barkingside and how he volunteers online to make a positive difference.

27 November 2019 | Spotlight on, Volunteering blogs

Spotlight on: Philip – Whisper

Upon becoming a Dot Dot Dot property guardian in 2017, Philip was already volunteering regularly for Ugandan children’s charity Whisper. He has now totaled hundreds of hours of time and dedication to supporting Whisper in its delivery of medical care and education to children and communities in Uganda. Hear from Philip on what his remote volunteering role entails, and how this translates to providing real life support on the ground.

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