I Want to Volunteer
How to find out more about volunteer vacancies?
There are many ways to find information about volunteering and get involved. Many people will just contact local branches of organisations and ask if they can help. However, other people may be unsure what they want to do and if you are new to the area you probably don't know all the local organisations that use volunteers.
To register as a volunteer on our volunteering website, please visit our registration page here. Our staff at the Volunteer Centre are happy to help you with registering. Once you have registered, you can search for volunteering opportunities, and express an interest in roles that are suitable for you.
You can also fill in a paper copy of our application form and return it to the Volunteer Centre, and we will register your details on the website.
To download our Volunteer Application form, click Below.
Visit the volunteer centre
We have details of hundreds of organisations and thousands of volunteer positions and details are constantly updated so we can offer accurate information to potential volunteers. We can put you in contact with the right person and can often provide background information on the organisation and the kind of work you might do. This can save you time and you will be more sure that the volunteering opportunity is the right one.
Look our for posters and notices in libraries and community centres
Many organisations put up notices to advertise their volunteering vacancies especially for new projects or events. There are many local festivals, concerts, shows and events which rely on volunteers with a wide range of skills.
Remember, volunteering is just that; Volunteering!
Organisations will always be very grateful for whatever help you are able to give. No-one will ask you to sign a contract or commit yourself to work or time that doesn't suit you and you are free to stop volunteering any time you wish to.
Volunteer Centre Dorset has launched Volunteering Connect, our new interactive database for Volunteers, Organisations and their Voluntary roles. Please click the links below to get started.