Volunteering is choosing to do something for the benefit of others, or for your community or the environment, without being paid to do it. Volunteering is open to anyone, and can bring great personal rewards. We believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to make to society.
Volunteering is a great way to:
If you are looking for something to do then there are lots of organisations that would appreciate your time!
There are lots of new and exciting opportunities being added to our database every day. You could be a befriender, treasurer, coach, first responder, wildlife or conservation volunteer…the possibilities are endless. Read some of our volunteer stories to find out about the experiences of other local volunteers.
You can search for volunteering opportunities on the national volunteering website www.do-it.org or by contacting your nearest centre to arrange an informal appointment.
Find out how to get started with volunteeringRead more
Short on time? You can still make a difference - even in your pyjamas!Read more
Things not working out as you'd hoped? If you're a volunteer, or if you're managing volunteers, sometimes things don't always go as well as you'd like.Read more
Read about some of the volunteers who have used our servicesRead more
Our Supported Volunteering Project aims to remove barriers to volunteering.Read more
Volunteer Centres help you to volunteer. Read about our support activities.Read more