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Find a volunteering opportunity

This page is for people interested in volunteering. NCVO doesn’t place volunteers in charities directly, but the information and links listed here can help you find a suitable opportunity.

If you’re a volunteer-involving organisation, please visit our page: Campaigns, networks and events for volunteer-involving organisations.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is someone spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone who they're not closely related to.

It can make a real difference in your own life and the lives of those around you. There are lots of ways to get involved and plenty of organisations that can help you find your dream role.

How to find the right volunteering role for you

  1. Think about what interests or excites you. This could be something you enjoyed doing before, or something completely new.
  2. Think about what time or skills you can give. With so many opportunities to choose from, it's a great idea to narrow down the choices by deciding what you're willing to give.
  3. Get researching! NCVO doesn't hold a list of roles, there are simply too many. But you can:
  • go to your local volunteer centre
  • search the internet
  • ask friends what they do
  • or check out one of the online opportunity finders below.

Search volunteering opportunities

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