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Find an opportunity, volunteer for people and causes that matter to you

All sorts of people volunteer for all sorts of reasons. You may have met someone who made a difference to your life and now want a chance to do the same or you just want to give something back, meet new people from all walks of life or learn some new skills. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people (especially if you’re single) and gain useful experience. It can also be fun. It’s about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (apart from payment for some out of pocket expenses in some cases).

Met someone who made a difference to your life and now want a chance to do the same? Or just want to give something back and meet new people from all walks of life? From conservation to trustees, find volunteer ideas for adults here.

In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent. The range of opportunities is vast – many more than you first think. All sorts of things from environmental and construction help, through to acting as a Trustee. All of the regional voluntary agencies below now have a really HUGE DATABASE OF VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES letting you choose what you would like to give your time to and what you would like to do around the time you have available, whether its the odd day, a regular thing, or a few hours a month.


Do something good today, start volunteering


Whatever skills and experience you have, there is something that you can do. See what‘s on offer, get out there, meet new people and get involved. Have a look now.


DO ITVolunteering Made Easy
Connecting people who need help – and who want to help


Volunteer Ireland
The single volunteering organisation for Ireland


Volunteer Centre Network Scotland
Search for an opportunity through Scotland’s gateway to volunteering


Volunteer Wales
Information & advice about getting involve in volunteering, whether you’re volunteering for the first time or have volunteered before and now looking to broaden your volunteering experience.



British Transport Police are looking for ALL SORTS of volunteers of ALL AGES to operate a vital community volunteer service that allows their team to concentrate on their front line duties.  FIND OUT MORE about the different types of roles available and how YOU can get involved now.


The National Trust for Scotland’s Conservation Volunteers (CVs) are looking for ALL SORTS of volunteers over 18 to  carry out practical conservation work. All sorts of opportunities to work in the great outdoors,  learn new skills from drystane dyking to woodland management in beautiful gardens and stunning Scottish countryside. The chance to meet new people, breathe fresh air and do a bit of exercise. FIND OUT  how YOU can get involved.


Fighting Words believes passionately that every child should have the right to access exciting and original creative experiences helping them overcome all sorts of barriers regardless of who they are or where they come from.  They’re looking for volunteers for a new creative writing project for children and young people in Northern Ireland. FIND OUT MORE about the project and volunteer training sessions.


Friends of the Earth are running projects across Wales official Bee Friendly cities. They’re looking for volunteers to help with the aim to get more people and groups taking more positive action to help bees and other pollinators, all  essential to our survival,  in all sorts of ways from running events (similar to this one), raising awareness through to help with social media. FIND OUT MORE about this and other Friends of the Earth opportunities