Students are encouraged to volunteer as it can be extremely rewarding and a great way to 

  • meet new people
  • gain new or use existing skills
  • get experience
  • make a big difference to your community

Young people can also volunteer either at school or in their own time. If you’re aged 16 or 17 you can take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) - more details can be found here.

There are also several organisations that offer volunteering opportunities.

VOSCA - lists latest volunteering jobs

Do-it.org is a database of UK volunteering opportunities. You can search more than a million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and then apply online.

Charity Jobs - lists latest volunteering jobs within charaties

Headstart - An innovative volunteering programme which guarantees a job interview to anyone completing 16 hours of volunteering.

Sports Volunteering - volunteering in community sport

Vinspired - Volunteering for 11-25 year olds

You can also contact Volunteering England, Volunteer Scotland, Volunteering Wales, Jersey Charities, Guernsey Charities or Volunteering Matters to find opportunities in your area.