Volunteering opportunities

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.

Volunteering opportunities in Hampshire

Search by postcode for the latest volunteering opportunities near you on the Get Volunteering website. You can choose to search by areas of interest or by skills.

There are more local and national organisations looking for volunteers in Hampshire in our Community directory. 

E-learning for volunteers

If your role as a volunteer brings you into contact with vulnerable people, try our Trigger Tool e-learning course. This will help you to recognise possible signs or situations which may trigger a concern around someone’s safety, independence or physical / mental wellbeing.

It will help you to think about:
  - what people can do to help themselves
  - who or what may already be supporting them to stay independent for longer
  - what additional help or resources may be available

It includes a helpful resource section with links to information, advice and support services.

Volunteering to support 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.

Hampshire Libraries have a number of roles for volunteers.

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, activities and support services to older people throughout Hampshire. They are always looking for volunteers.