Who can volunteer?
Everyone! Whether you are working or unemployed, retired or a student, want to share skills or learn skills – there will be a role for you.
There are roles that will help you use your professional skills, such as trustees or accountants, or help you start to develop these skills to use in other areas of your life.
If you are receiving benefits, you are able to volunteer as long as you are also available for job search and for work. Refugees and asylum seekers are also welcome to volunteer.
Young people are very welcome to volunteer, although some roles may need a signed consent form from a parent or guardian if you are under 18. Read more about roles for young people here.
If you have a disability, mental health condition or support needs, we will discuss your options at a confidential, face to face appointment to ensure you find the right role for you. Support workers are welcome at appointments if appropriate.
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer:
- Learn new skills
- Meet new people
- Have fun
- Get experience for their CV
- Find a good way to spend their time
- Support a cause they care about
Whatever inspires you to get involved, we’ll be delighted to help!