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Thursday, October 17, 2019


Be part of The Force for Good. This year we are asking our supporters, volunteers, partners, employees, beneficiaries and their families to unite and be part of The Force for Good. By giving your expertise, time and hard-earned cash YOU can be part of a force to be reckoned with. Together, we can empower our most disciplined, determined and best to regain their purpose.  https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk

Make your time matter. With 2.5 million people in the UK now living with cancer, our challenge to make sure no one faces cancer alone has never been bigger. That's why we need people like you to volunteer your time in whatever way you can. https://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk

Do-it.org lists over 1m volunteering opportunities that are posted by volunteer centres, national/local charities and voluntary groups. Enabling 200,000 people every month to donate their time and build their skills, Do-it ensures that almost 50,000 organisations find the help they need to provide vital services to the community.  http://doittrust.org/

Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community.

Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give. http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/Get-involved/Volunteer

If you’re over 18 and want to help us save lives in your community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you.


Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause – three fabulous reasons to get volunteering.


Volunteer with us. Whether you have a specific skill or interest or just want to try something new, we have something for everyone to explore, roles that change lives like yours, as well as helping fund life saving research. https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

More than 25,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services and activities that help older people live the life they want to. They make a massive difference within their communities and are committed to helping older people to have independent and fulfilled lives.

Volunteering. There are 4.5 million people living with diabetes, and our volunteers help them in many ways. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a week, there are a range of activities that you can take part in to get involved with our work and help us realise our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Volunteer

Last year our Cancer Research UK charity shops across the UK raised an incredible £80 million – this wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic volunteers. Described by one volunteer, as ‘friendly, fun and fulfilling’,  there are lots of ways to lend a hand and you can really make the roles your own! We’d love to know if you have any particular skills you’d like to share so that we can find a role that suits you. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Would you like to volunteer with us? Our team of volunteers love to keep active, meet new friends and do their bit to keep their local canal a special place. Our volunteers help with all aspects of our work, so we always have a large variety of roles available. Take a look to see which one would suit you.  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer

Volunteer with us and join the fight to stop MS. 

There are around 5,500 MS Society volunteers. Between them, they give many thousands of hours a year to make a difference to the lives of people affected by MS. Will you join them?


Volunteering with TCV – join in, have fun and feel good. TCV works with thousands of people across the UK, helping them to discover, improve and enjoy their local green spaces and by doing so create happier and healthier communities.

We love to welcome new and returning volunteers.  https://www.tcv.org.uk/volunteering

Volunteering. Will you join the thousands of volunteers already taking on dementia? There are so many exciting and important ways in which you can play your part, be it fundraising, research or as a volunteer in one of our services. Whether you can give an hour, a day or more, you can make an important difference to the life of someone living with dementia. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20017/volunteering


Join thousands of incredible volunteers who make everyday better for people living with sight loss.

There are lots of ways that you can help us across the UK. We can help you to find a role to match your time, skills and what you want to gain from volunteering. http://www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering


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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Help the environment
  • Help others less fortunate or without a voice
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhancing a CV
  • Improving one's employment prospects
  • Gaining an accreditation
  • Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)

For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • A chance to socialise
  • Getting to know the local community