Looking to volunteer

Looking to volunteer


New volunteering search platform

We’re making changes to the way we connect volunteers and organisations looking for volunteers.

We’re on schedule to launch our new volunteering search platform in October 2017!

Whilst we move from our old system to our new system, you may experience a delay from us in responding to any enquires you may have and any volunteer applications made via our old system on the Do-it.org website.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working hard to get back to business as usual and to launching our very exciting new volunteering platform, hopefully, in October 2017.

In the mean time, if you’ would like to speak to us directly about a volunteering application you have made please get in touch with us on volunteercentre@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234826


How we help

We promote a huge range of local volunteering opportunities on behalf of those looking for volunteers. There are about 200 opportunities at any one time.

To search for current opportunities try starting with:

If you need help searching for opportunities, we offer confidential telephone support for anyone who:

  • would like some guidance on how to search for volunteering opportunities online
  • has any questions or anxieties about volunteering that they would like to discuss
  • has a difficulty in deciding what to do
  • would like to discuss any other volunteering-related issues

If you would like help, get in touch with us on volunteercentre@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234826.

We’re open for enquiries by phone or email from Monday-Thursday. We aim to respond to all enquiries within seven working days.


Young people and volunteering

If you’re a young person looking to volunteer, try searching on vInspired or get in touch with us on volunteercentre@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234826


Can't find what you want?

If you’ve searched for a volunteering opportunity but can’t find what you want, you could:

  • go to organisations direct. Many organisations don’t advertise through us, but might advertise on their own website
  • be bold. Contact an organisation and offer your skills. They may not know that they need you yet!
  • look in libraries, community and learning centres. Often groups will advertise opportunities here

We may be able to help you with your search, or give you ideas of other places to look. So get in touch with us  on volunteercentre@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234826.