I want to volunteer

Volunteering can make a real difference to 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.
  2. This could be something you enjoyed doing before, or something completely new.
  3. Think about what time or skills you can give.
  4. 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.
  5. Get researching!
  6. 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.

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.org' volunteering database

Do it logoEvery 45 seconds someone in the UK finds a volunteering opportunity thanks to Do-it.org. Do-it.org 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.org

Consider becoming a charity trustee

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You can volunteer your time, skills and professional expertise by becoming the trustee of a charity. It is a serious but rewarding undertaking. As a trustee, you would oversee everything a charity does, setting its strategy and having overall responsibility for the charity’s work and its finances.

Visit How Charities Work

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 1,000 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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