Why should you volunteer? Because you'll get valuable work experience which can give you the advantage over other applicants when looking for a job. See if a particular type of work suits you before committing to a job, get training, meet new people and have fun working on some great projects that will benefit your community.
Please note - the volunteering opportunities shown below are placements offered by other organisations. The information below does not relate to volunteering with The Prince's Trust.
The Conservation Volunteers supports people to get involved in conservation and take practical action to improve their urban and rural environments. You could help improve an area in your local community, take part in an arts project, get fit helping out at a Green Gym, develop your sports coaching skills, teach kids about the environment, help run projects, get trainng which could lead to a qualification or go on a conservation holiday. 01302 388 883
Volunteering Matters has hundreds of full-time placements across the whole of the UK lasting for between 6 and 12 months. Opportunities are open to 18- to 35-year-olds, and volunteers are normally placed away from their home area. Although you don’t receive a salary, volunteers are provided with FREE accommodation and subsistence which includes food (or up to £40 per week to buy food) and £35 per week towards day to day expenses. No specific skills or recognised qualifications are required as all placements are fully supervised with relevant training provided. 0800 374 991
Do-it.org provides a huge database of volunteering opportunities across the UK.
National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action are local councils providing information and training for local voluntary groups, this includes details of small local trusts which might be able to assist with funding. 0114 278 6636
If you are interested in the environment or conservation, The National Trust has lots of opportunities to go on a Youth Discovery holiday (16 to 18-year-olds), do voluntary work at a National Trust property or become a Young Heritage Leader. 0844 800 1895
Pitch In Volunteers
Pitch In Volunteers has volunteer opportunities with Baseball Softball UK. You don’t have to be a baseball or softball expert to pitch in and get involved. Whether you are a player, someone who has hung up your glove, or someone who has never picked up a bat or ball, you can be a valued volunteer, pitch in and make a difference. There are many different and exciting ways to get involved.
Sea-bound Volunteering with the Cirdan Sailing Trust
The Cirdan Sailing Trust offers young people the opportunity for self-development from the experience of living and working on large sailing boats. They offer places to young people as volunteers to help crew their five large sailing boats. 01621 851 433
TimeBank is a national volunteering charity that supports individuals and businesses to find rewarding volunteering. They also design their own projects that give volunteers the opportunity to have an impact in the community. 0845 456 1668
Whatever you're into, vinspired.com can help you find local volunteering opportunities to match your interests and passions.
Volresource gives general information for voluntary and community organisations, such as funding news, information resources and events listings.
Volunteer with Centrepoint
Centrepoint is the national charity working to improve the lives of homeless young people. It provides accommodation and support services. Centrepoint offers opportunities to befriend and support young homeless people. 0845 466 3400
Volunteer With YHA
YHA has a range of volunteering opportunities and work placements available in their 200 youth hostels across England and Wales.
Volunteering Wales can give you information and advice about getting involved in volunteering in Wales.
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