Volunteer Centres are a one-stop shop for volunteer recruitment, as well as offering a range of good practice resources, training and expertise to help you manage and retain your volunteers. Our Centres work with organisations from all sectors to link potential volunteers with opportunities that match their interests and needs.
Your organisation can make use of our free service to advertise opportunities and recruit new volunteers. Opportunities registered with us can be uploaded to the Do it website as well as our searchable volunteering opportunity database (coming soon), which enables potential volunteers to browse online and apply via email.
To register your volunteering opportunities please complete and return the following forms:
Can I browse volunteer records to find people for my projects?
There’s no need! Our team of trained advisors liaise with potential volunteers and help them to decide which opportunities are right for them. They’ll use the information you’ve provided to make sure that the right volunteers are signposted to your organisation.
As well as recruiting volunteers, we offer expertise and training on all aspects of managing and supporting volunteers. Contact us if you need support getting started or if you need support to deal with a volunteering challenge.
What we do and don’t do
We promote your opportunities to potential volunteers face to face, at events and through our online channels. It is a free advertising service that enables you to reach a wide range of potential volunteers in a simple way. If someone is interested in your opportunities we will notify you of their contact details and ask you to get in touch with them to take things further.
We do not “vet” potential volunteers on your behalf, so you will need to carry out whatever recruitment and selection processes are appropriate for your work. However we can work with you to help you develop a recruitment process to suit your organisation and the work that volunteers do.
Disclosure & Barring Service
Volunteering opportunities involving work with children, young people or vulnerable adults may require the volunteer to undertake a criminal records check as one of the elements of the selection process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer-involving organisation to undertake these checks in line with appropriate legislation. Visit the DBS checking pages for more information.