Volunteer Centre Dorset
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About Volunteer Centre Dorset

The Dorset Volunteer Centre is part of a national network of volunteer centres that help voluntary and community organisations recruit and manage their volunteers, and help people interested in volunteering to find interesting and enjoyable opportunities.

Our Mission Statement:

"Volunteer Centre Dorset commits to promote and develop volunteering for all within Dorset."

Volunteer Centre DorsetOur core functions are to:

  • Promote Volunteering
  • Provide Brokerage
  • Enable participation in Volunteering
  • Provide Training & Information Research
  • Comment & Campaign on Volunteering
  • Develop Volunteering

Our centre covers the whole of Dorset (except Bournemouth and Poole which have their own centre).

  • We have an office in Acland Road in  Dorchester.
  • We attend local events, shows and public meetings to publicise volunteering and recruit new volunteers.
  • We maintain a comprehensive database of volunteering opportunities.

We encourage and support volunteering by everyone, irrespective of age, education, background, health or wealth. Volunteering is a way for all residents to get involved in their community.

NCVOThe Centre is accredited by Volunteering England, the national body that sets standards of service and confidentiality for volunteer centres and is also a member of N.C.V.O. (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)


Meet The Team

Meet the team that help run the Volunteer Centre Dorset and also their contact details should you wish to get in touch with anyone.

Meet The Trustees

Governance - Board of Trustees. Meet the Trustees who support Dorset Volunteer Centre. See below for a bit of background on each trustee.


Services We Provide

As well as volunteering we offer a range of other services such as free DBS checks for volunteers and printing ID badges

Links & Partners

See this page for links and partners that the Volunteer Centre Dorset work closely with.


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
Dorset Community Foundation
Volunteering Fund