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I want to volunteer

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

So how do you go about finding the right volunteering role for you? Here are three steps to follow:

  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 the 'Do IT' volunteering database

Do IT is the national database of volunteering opportunities. Search more than 1 million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and apply online.

Visit the Do IT website


CharityJob is the UK’s largest and most specialised job board for the voluntary sector. Every month, they connect nearly half a million people with paid and voluntary roles in a range of inspiring organisations.

With thousands of volunteer and trustee positions available at any time, they’re sure to have the perfect position for you.

Visit the CharityJob website

Volunteering matters

Volunteering Matters believe that everyone can play a role in their community and should have the chance to participate: they build volunteering projects and programmes to reflect this.

Their volunteer programmes help to improve health and wellbeing; build stronger, more inclusive communities; and achieve lasting results.

Their projects are designed to suit you whether you’re looking for part-time volunteering, full-time volunteering or event corporate volunteering.

Visit the Volunteering matters website

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