Volunteering is a great way to get involved within your local community, meet new people, learn new skills and help make a difference. You can offer as much or as little of your time as you like and there's something for everyone, regardless of skills and abilities, and for some people, it can even lead to paid employment.
You can volunteer in lots of different ways, from helping homeless people, spending time with someone who's lonely or taking an elderly neighbour's dog for a walk to helping a charity with its IT, finances or social media. Whatever you choose to do, you'll be making a difference to other people's lives, whilst developing new skills and gaining valuable experience. Not only that, volunteering is hugely satisfying and rewarding and is a great way to build self-confidence.
There are over 1,500 voluntary and community groups across Herefordshire, which rely on help and support from volunteers. Take a look at the local volunteering opportunities available today.
HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)
HVOSS has the largest database of available volunteering opportunities in the county, ranging from community drivers and charity trustees to café assistants and exercise co-ordinators. They can help volunteers and organisations to find one another, by matching interests to appropriate opportunities.
If you’re a local charity or organisation, looking to fill your volunteering vacancies, you can also advertise your positions via the HVOSS website. To find out more...
Call: 01432 343932
Local information and opportunities
Talk Community Directory provide information on over 800 local services and groups across Herefordshire, a large number of which have regular volunteering opportunities available.
National information and opportunities
Do IT provide information on thousands of different volunteering opportunities across the UK.
The Government offer information on volunteer placements, rights and expenses.
GVI promote overseas volunteering and intern opportunities.
Join in provide information on available volunteering opportunities within community sport, from local sport and recreation clubs to major sporting events.
NCVO offer step by step guidance to help you manage volunteers, including recruiting and safeguarding.
Vinspired provide information on a range of volunteering opportunities, across the UK, for 14 to 25 year olds.