Key Facts

  • Our volunteers are continuing to support their communities across England, Scotland and Wales during COVID-19
  • Training is continuing online, with new online mentoring and befriending roles available

With nearly sixty years of experience in facilitating volunteering programmes, we’ve formed continued existing and formed new partnerships with funders and organisations to respond to the pandemic. Our COVID-19 Response programme includes projects operating on a local and national level – with either brand new opportunities or roles that have been adapted – which you can find out about below.

On 23 May the UK Government announced Journey Makers – a new scheme to keep people safe when using transport as lockdown measures are lifted. Find out more abou the scheme on the project page.

Our volunteers are helping out whilst keeping safe and following government and NHS guidance. Whether you are brand new to volunteering or want to begin during COVID-19, search the opportunities below and get in touch on the contact details provided.

dONATE TO OUR covid-19 APPEAl

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project:

Remote Media Champion – COVID-19 Response Programme

Gwent

Our Youth for Social Action (YSA) “survival kit” is an online resource designed to help young people through this anxious time. Content will include art, sport, music and well-being resources – in any online format – film clips, blogs that document young people’s volunteering, live demo’s and performances. Your role as a remote media champion … Continued

Activ8 – Remote NEET Support Champion

Gwent

Activ8 supports those not in Education, Employment or training (NEET), to help them to develop personally and professionally, using our online platform, with peer-led support from volunteers, and supervision from a volunteer manager.

Activ8 – Youth Volunteer (Gwent)

Are you aged 18 to 24? Looking for support to gain experience and help you get skills to move into employment, education or training?

Full-Time Volunteer Opportunity (All over the UK)

UK Wide

Full Time Volunteering is a unique opportunity for people aged 18 and 35 to assist on social care projects across the UK – developing skills, improving self-confidence, meeting new people and changing lives.

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Hounslow)

Hounslow

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Hounslow.

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Islington)

Islington

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support vulnerable young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Islington.

Community Volunteer Mentor, Ipswich

We are seeking Community Volunteer mentors for our Active Volunteering Suffolk project. Active Volunteering Suffolk empowers adults with learning disabilities to take up volunteering placements in different work environments such as retail, gardening and hospitality.  Community Volunteer Mentors support these individuals to complete skills training, improve their social and work skills and gain work experience … Continued

Futures East – Community Mentor (London)

Hackney

Futures East is a project focused on enabling young people between the ages of 16-25, who have learning disabilities, on the autism spectrum or have additional support needs, to take part in exciting and worthwhile voluntary roles within their local communities of Hackney and the surrounding Boroughs.

Volunteers Supporting Families – Support Volunteer (Waltham Forest)

Due to COVID-19 we are still recruiting, but are operating remotely to maintain social distancing. Please get in touch with our team for more details.  Volunteering Matters latest response to COVID-19 Volunteers Supporting Families recruits, trains and matches volunteers to mentor and support families with children at risk of neglect or harm. This could be … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Blaenau Gwent

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Blaenau Gwent. Right now volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Flintshire

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Flintshire. Right now volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Merthyr Tydfil

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Merthyr Tydfil. Right now volunteers are needed help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Newport

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Newport. Right now volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Pembrokeshire

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Pembrokeshire. Right now volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Community Support Volunteers, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Wales

We’re seeking Community Support Volunteers to help a community response in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Right now volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic through telephone befriending. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Blaenau Gwent

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Blaenau Gwent. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Flintshire

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Flintshire. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This could … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Merthyr Tydfil

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Merthyr Tydfil. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Newport

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Newport. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This could … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Pembrokeshire

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Pembrokeshire. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. This could … Continued

Dog Walking Volunteer, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Wales

We’re seeking Dog Walking volunteers to support a COVID-19 community response in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Right now these volunteers are needed to help people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people are already recognised as those at high risk in society. … Continued