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Coronavirus Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer to support the current Covid-19 please click on the Volunteer Enquiries button below to fill out a form. If you have set up a group to support you community during this crisis, please click on Register Your Community Group to fill out a seperate form.



Due to the current situation, many charities are temporarily ceasing to operate or have greatly reduced their capacity. Because of this they may not be taking on new volunteers at this time. However, you can still register for general volunteering (not part of the Covid-19 crisis) by clicking register below and filling out our normal volunteer registration form, but please be aware the response time will likely be much longer than normal.



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 click the registration button above. Our staff at the Volunteer Centre are happy to help you with registering. Once you have registered, you can express your interest in roles that are suitable for you. Please note that your details will not be shared to any third parties.

Visit the Volunteer Centre

We have details of hundreds of organisations, many of which have a wide variety of volunteering positions. Volunteer Connect has detailed descriptions of the roles explaining what activities are involved. Browsing through all the information contained in Volunteer connect will ensure you choose the right role for you!

Don't have an email address?

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.

Volunteer Application Form - as a PDF

Volunteer Application Form - an editable word document

Remember, volunteering is just that; Volunteering!

Organisations will always be grateful for whatever help you are able to give. No-one will ask you to sign a contract, or commit yourself to work, volunteering is totally flexible the hours that suit you. You are free to stop volunteering any time you wish. 


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund