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I Want to Volunteer

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There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer all over Southampton. No matter who you are, how much time you have to give or what your reasons for volunteering are, we can help.

With over 30 years of experience helping people find voluntary work, Southampton Voluntary Services are the experts of volunteering. We can offer advice and guidance and help you find an opportunity which best matches your interests, availability and skills.

I want to Do-it myself…

As an NCVO accredited Volunteer Centre, Southampton Voluntary Services maintain information on opportunities in Southampton through the national volunteering website

You can use this website to search through up-to-date opportunities and apply online directly. Your application is passed to the person recruiting volunteers who will make contact with you to discuss volunteering in that particular role.
Thinking about Volunteering?

Want to find out more?

Come to a

Volunteering Information Session

Volunteering Information Sessions are informal and there is no pressure put on you to make any commitment. It’s an opportunity for you to get some information, advice and guidance on becoming a volunteer.

They also provide a chance to get answers to some frequently asked questions and find out details of volunteering opportunities available in Southampton.

The next Volunteering Information Sessions are…
Thursday 21st August - 10:00-12:00
Wednesday 10th September - 10:00-12:00
Thursday 18th September – 10:00-12:00
Tuesday 23 September - 14:00-16:00
There is no need to book, but please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before the start session to sign in. If you are late and the session is busy, you may be turned away.
Not convenient?..

Attend the “drop-in” sessions on a Friday morning available from 10:00 am to 12:00pm.

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Check out the national volunteering opportunities. Click to: and apply online.

If you have any questions please contact The Volunteering Development Team at Southampton Voluntary Services Telephone: (02380) 216002 or E-Mail:

Becoming a Volunteer will reward you too!..

There are lots of reasons that motivate people to volunteer. These are just some of the benefits:-

  • A sociable, enjoyable activity with new people
  • Gain in confidence and self-awareness
  • Help in getting a job or change career
  • Access training – some accredited
  • A chance to pass on experience and share skills
  • An opportunity to make a contribution
  • Can be a way to feel part of the community
  • Can give a sense of purpose and direction
  • An opportunity to achieve something special
  • A chance to make a difference
  • A way to achieve – gain a new sense of purpose
  • Get a new direction and set fresh goals
  • Realise an ambition
These sessions take place at the Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW.
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