Becoming a volunteer

Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Volunteers’ Week is a great time to find out more.

There are all kinds of volunteering roles out there, contributing to many different causes.

Volunteers’ Week is an ideal time to get chatting to organisations you’re interested in, find out more about their volunteering opportunities, and even have a go yourself during The Big Help Out.

Use the links below to access resources, support and information about volunteering in:

Get a taste of what volunteering is like with our 'Where Volunteering Begins' short films

The Big Help Out

Take part a volunteering taster session near you this Volunteers Week by joining The Big Help Out from Friday 7 June – Sunday 9 June. Find out what you can start doing to make an impact in your own community.

Join The Big Help Out

Volunteer centres

A volunteer centre is a great place to start if you’re unsure where you’d like to give your time.

Use the links below to find your nearest volunteer centre or volunteering opportunity in:

Do IT volunteering database

Search more than one million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and apply online.

Visit Do IT


Search for voluntary work on CharityJob, the UK’s busiest site for charity jobs and volunteering opportunities.

Visit CharityJob