I want to volunteer

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. We want to ensure that anyone thinking about giving their time can find a volunteering opportunity which is right for them, whether it's supporting a victim of crime or helping out at a local sports club.

Below is a selection of links to help you find a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

Contact your local volunteer centre

NCVO Volunteer Centre logo

Volunteer Centres are local organisations that provide support to volunteers and the organisations that involve them. If you want to find an opportunity in your local area, this can be an ideal place to start. Use the link below to locate your nearest centre.

Search the Volunteer Centre Finder

Search the 'Do-it' volunteering database

Do-it logoEvery 45 seconds someone in the UK finds a volunteering opportunity thanks to Do-it. Do-it is the national database of volunteering opportunities. Search more than 1 million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and apply online.

Search on Do-it

Connect with others on ivo

ivo logoivo is a social network for the community minded, connecting people and organisations that want to make their worlds a better place. It allows you to search through 25,000+ volunteering opportunities and jobs available in the not for profit sector.

Connect on ivo

Read how-to guides on KnowHow NonProfit

KnowHow NonProfit logoHow-tos are written by people with real world experience on subjects that matter to you. These guides are wiki based so you can update and even add your own.

View How-to guides on KnowHow NonProfit

Search for voluntary work on CharityJOB

CharityJobb logoCharityJOB is the UK’s busiest site for charity jobs and volunteering opportunities. They regularly have more than 1000 voluntary, internship and trustee positions available across 27 job categories. If you’re looking to volunteer in the UK or for opportunities abroad then CharityJOB might just have the perfect role for you.

Seach for volunteering opportunities on CharityJob

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