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Shared Experiences

Every Volunteer has a story to tell and we love to tell great Volunteer stories! Here we share stories from local Volunteers and heroes. We hope you will consider sharing your Volunteer stories also to help inspire others. We show you how in this section. You will also find the nomination form for the Barry Clout award in 2021.

Medway's Volunteering Community

Whitney leaning against a railing on a downtown street

Shared Stories

We hope you enjoy some of these stories from volunteers in Medway - keep watching this space as we hope to share more of these extraordinary tales of local people make a real difference to the lives of people living in Medway.

Medway's Volunteer Voices

A short film (made by a volunteer!) to help local Medway organisations celebrate volunteering during Volunteers Week 2017 - click here to watch the film and be inspired


Watch a short film celebrating Medway's volunteers and their heroic support through the Covid-19 pandemic- click here to watch and celebrate our #MedwayHeroes

'Where Volunteering Begins'

Where volunteering begins is a national You Tube campaign it shares stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and gives an insight into the diverse range of volunteering opportunities available, and the different people who give their time.

If you have a story about your volunteering experiences that you'd like to share, you can send in your story to us at

The Barry Clout Award

Barry Clout joined the Board of Trustees of MVA in 2013. Barry was one of life's givers - he gave his time, energy and knowledge freely and generously to things that made a difference. He affected lives for the good in everything he did and was loved and respected everywhere he went. He was especially passionate about young people and the countryside.

When Barry sadly passed away in the September of 2015, he left a legacy in the people that he inspired and the difference he made. In memory of Barry, MVA created an annual award in his name for outstanding contribution to the Medway Voluntary Sector.

Contact the MVA team to learn more about past nominees and winners of the Award - we hope there will be many names added to this award over the forthcoming years, so please get in touch if you have a nomination you would like to make.

To make a nomination for 2021 please download the form from here. The deadline for all nominations to be received back at the MVA office is by no later than Friday the 29th of October 2021.