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.

NCVO doesn’t broker or place volunteers in charities directly but below is a selection of links to help you find a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

Contact your local Volunteer Centre

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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.

Find your local Volunteer Centre

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.

Visit Do-it

Search V•Inspired Exchange to volunteer near you

vinspiredV•Inspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for people aged 14–30. The V•Inspired Exchange platform offers thousands of volunteering opportunities across the UK, to help young people make a mark on causes they care about, and learn vital new skills for their future along the way. You can search by location, cause or charity.

Visit V•Inspired 

Read how-to guides on NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit

Knowhow NonprofitHow-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.

Visit CharityJob

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