This year, we supported organisations and charities across Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and Bristol.
From cleaning beaches and packing food supplies to making improvements to schools and community farms, our volunteers helped to make a real difference in their communities this year.
Here are some of the things they got up to in 2021.
The Willows Care Farm in Broughton Gifford, near Melksham, provides support to children, young people and adults with special educational needs through a range of activities.
Three teams volunteered at the farm to help complete practical tasks at the new site. Volunteering activities included building a water-themed play area, installing fencing, digging a pig wallow, building a shop counter and general horticultural tasks.
Towards the end of summer, we also provided Corsley Wildflower Meadow with a volunteering team to help clear the meadow ready for the autumn and winter months.
Dorset is renowned for its beautiful beaches along the Jurassic Coast, but plastic waste is increasingly washing up on their shorelines.
Working with Dorset Wildlife Trust, we carried out three separate beach cleans at Chesil Beach to pick up washed-up rubbish and litter.
Two volunteering teams also worked with Litter Free Dorset to help clean Hive Beach and another team carried out a litter pick at Bowleaze Beach.
In April, volunteers attended Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre to clear paddocks and paint duck homes. Later in July, volunteers also made garden improvements at In The Mix Projects’ youth centre in Wiveliscombe.