Volunteering Programmes

Volunteering is a hugely beneficial step forward in your career development. Volunteering not only helps you create contacts for possible future employment but also develops skills and builds confidence as well as having positive benefits for the person, charity or community that you volunteer for. Many people choose to volunteer within a sector that can use their specific qualifications, training or skills.

Find a volunteering role to suit you.

CHALK – Oswestry, Shropshire

There are many ways you can volunteer at CHALK. We have volunteers who help with up-cycling pre-loved furniture, serving customers in our shops, delivering and collecting furniture, fundraising, administration and some get their hands dirty in the community garden.

Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership

We are continually recruiting and training volunteers to act as Independent Parental Supporters (IPS). They help provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0 – 25 years) who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Headway Shropshire

Headway Shropshire Rehab Centre offers activities for people with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Small Woods Shropshire

Our volunteers operate mainly on site at the green wood centre but also at local woodlands and community projects close by.

National Trust

From lending a hand in the garden, to caring for our precious collections, there’s plenty of different ways to get involved.

Do It For You

The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.

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.

Volunteering Matters

Inspiring People, Changing Communities

We engage more than 30,000 volunteers every year. We have more than 180 programmes running across the country. We focus on the needs of four distinct communities.

VSO Overseas Placements

We bring people together to fight poverty.

Our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations so their skills generate the greatest value.


We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Volunteering is someone spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone who they’re not closely related to. Volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.


Connecting volunteers with specific skills – like accountancy, marketing, law, management, mentoring or IT.

Volunteering Wales

Information and advice about getting involved in volunteering. You may be thinking about volunteering for the first time, you might have volunteered before and be looking to broaden your experiences or perhaps you work for an organisation that is involving volunteers.

Volunteering Scotland

We exist to help you make a difference through volunteering.