Volunteering is choosing to do something for the benefit of others, or for your community or the environment, without being paid to do it. Volunteering is open to anyone, and can bring great personal rewards. We believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to make to society.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Meet people
  • Gain work experience
  • Make a difference
  • Do something you’re passionate about
  • Fill some spare time
  • Help people
  • Get involved in your local community
  • Try something new
  • Enjoy yourself

If you are looking for something to do then there are lots of organisations that would appreciate your time!

There are lots of new and exciting opportunities being added to our database every day. You could be a befriender, treasurer, coach, first responder, wildlife or conservation volunteer…the possibilities are endless. Read some of our volunteer stories to find out about the experiences of other local volunteers.

You can search for volunteering opportunities on the national volunteering website www.do-it.org or by contacting your nearest centre to arrange an informal appointment.