Full-time volunteering

Our very first volunteering programme back in 1962 saw our first volunteer placed in a school for naughty children in Glasgow. Since then thousands of young people have volunteered with us full-time in a range of projects from befriending young people to helping disabled people live independently.

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Full-time volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to spend six months to a year living away from home where they gain valuable life and employability skills whilst providing a vital service. Accommodation is provided alongside day-to-day expenses.

Anyone living in the UK aged between 18 and 35 can apply to become a full-time volunteer. People living in Austria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Honduras, Japan, Korea. Mexico, Panama, Taiwan or the USA can apply to become an international volunteer.

Why become a full-time volunteer?

  • Gain valuable skills for your CV
  • Boost your UCAS points
  • Gain confidence and real work experience
  • Learn to live independently away from home

APply to be a full-time volunteer

Contact 0121 643 7690 or email

volunteer@volunteeringmatters.org.uk