Volunteering makes a positive impact in your community but it can also have many benefits for you. Volunteering can enable you to learn new skills and meet new people. You can also gain valuable experience that you can take into your future career. You can explore an area of work that interests you or try something completely different.
Here are some ideas for volunteering opportunities in Hampshire.
Volunteering opportunities in Hampshire
You can find volunteering opportunities with Hampshire County Council and other local organisations on the Council’s volunteering web page.
You could contact your local Council of Voluntary Service (CVS):
- Basingstoke Voluntary Action
- Community First in East Hampshire, Fareham, Havant & Winchester
- Community First New Forest
- Gosport Voluntary Action
- One Community (Eastleigh)
- Hart Voluntary Action
- Rushmoor Voluntary Services
- Unity (Test Valley Community Services)
There are more local and national organisations looking for volunteers in Hampshire in our Community directory. Select the 'Education, employment and volunteering' category.
National volunteer database
Find thousands of volunteering opportunities on the Do-it volunteer database.
Volunteering for older or disabled people
Age Concern Hampshire has a team of nearly 400 dedicated volunteers. They come from all walks of life to offer friendship, support and information to their service users.
Volunteer at a peer support group or become a Dementia Ambassador with Dementia Friendly Hampshire.
Home Library Service volunteers take books to people who are not able to make the journey for themselves.
Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Hampshire Good Neighbours Support Service supports independent voluntary groups which offer neighbourly help to people in their local communities.
MHA Live at Home provide care, accommodation, activities and support services to older people throughout Hampshire. They are always looking for volunteers.