Volunteers can make a huge difference to Carisbrooke Castle Museum and its work

The exterior of the former Governor’s House at Carisbrooke Castle, now home to the museum

Just a few hours volunteering at Carisbrooke Castle Museum can make a huge difference to the museum and its work. Find out more about how to get involved

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 2:00pm

By Rachel Tait

Call for volunteer readers at Isle of Wight primary schools

woman reading to a primary school child

No experience is needed, just a good command of the English Language and an hour or two to spare every week during term time. Details within

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 10:43am

By John McLagan

Call for volunteers as Mountbatten shops reopen

Mountbatten Newport Assistant Shop Manager Kate Regan

With many of Mountbatten's volunteers still unable to return to their charity shops, they're looking for people over 16-years-old to help fill the gap

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 9:54am

By Emma Topping with one comment

Double Isle of Wight beach clean-up nets over 400 kilos of rubbish

Before the beach clean on 2nd July

What an amazing effort by the volunteers from Planet Aware, Isle of Wight Distillery, National Trust and Amey

Monday, 6th July, 2020 2:58pm

By Sarah Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight furniture charity celebrates tenth birthday – having saved 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture going to landfill

storeroom warehouse and van

Storeroom have saved nearly 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture and household goods from being sent to landfill. Here's to another ten successful years

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight GIVE members share their garden flowers for Grandmother’s funeral wreath

wreath for grandmothers funeral made from GIVE donated flowers

When Bethan put out a call for donated flowers to make a wreath for her Grandmother's funeral, GIVE Facebook Group members stepped up to help

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Four Isle of Wight organisations honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (updated)

susie sheldon jp Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight

The highest award that a voluntary group can receive, this is the equivalent of an individual being awarded an MBE

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 3:52pm

By Katherine Baldwin with one comment

Award-winning Vectis Radio team recognised with Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

Ian mac

Ian Mac says their volunteers go above and beyond serving the Isle of Wight community and "some of them have been superhuman in their efforts in helping Vectis Radio to survive"

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:58am

By Kelvin Currie with 2 readers' comments

Multiple Sclerosis Society Isle of Wight Group receive Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

ms society get together

The Group chair, Paul Brading, thanks all the volunteers, the shop manager, and committee members for their commitment to help make a difference to the many Islanders who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:45am

By Paul Brading

West Wight Hub: Really positive things happening there in spite of lockdown

WW Hub Logo and photos of Michel and Dave - volunteers

There’s some great things happening at the West Wight Hub. News OnTheWight chats to Clare Griffin to find out more - “We’re going to come out of this even stronger,” she told us

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 6:57pm

By Simon Perry

‘I will be volunteering myself to help out where I can’ says Bob Seely MP

Bob Seely arrives

Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, says the voluntary sector provides a really important role in making sure people are getting the help they need

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 9:32am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments