Volunteering

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is when someone spends unpaid time doing something to benefit others. Volunteering can be formal and organised by organisations, or informal within communities. It should always be a free choice made by the person giving up their time. Everyone can volunteer.

Volunteering with us

Volunteers are an important part of Plymouth City Council and we appreciate the time you give to the community through us. We want you to feel valued and hope that you will find your volunteering experience enjoyable and rewarding.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you.

You can meet new people, do something interesting and rewarding with your time and pick up new skills or make use of existing ones.

How to go about volunteering

There are loads of ways to get involved through the Council or elsewhere in your community. So how do you go about finding the right volunteering role for you? Here are three steps to follow:

Think about what interests or excites you

This could be something you enjoyed doing before, or something completely new.

Think about what time or skills you can give

With so many opportunities to choose from, it's a great idea to narrow down the choices by thinking about how much time you have to give.

Get researching!

Here are the opportunities that we have for you:

For other volunteering opportunities, our friends at Our Plymouth are still recruiting for people to help. Find out what's happening on Twitter.

Contact

We have a dedicated Volunteer Service Manager Neil Minion who can help point you in the right direction to look for a suitable volunteering role. Call Neil on 01752 308896 or email him at neil.minion@plymouth.gov.uk.