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.
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.
Read the experiences of some of our volunteers.
How to go about volunteering
There are lots of ways to get involved through the Council or elsewhere in your community. You just need to find the right volunteering role for you? Here are 3 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.
Find out what's available through our volunteering opportunities and those of other organisation in Plymouth
Volunteering opportunities with us
Opportunities to volunteer with Plymouth City Council:
- Good Neighbour support volunteers
- Ocean City event volunteers
- Volunteer with Nature and Parks (including Poole Farm)
- Volunteer in a library
- Volunteering with Community Connections Youth Services
- Volunteer at The Box
- Volunteer with the Youth Justice Service
- Volunteering with Plymouth Information Advice and Support (PIAS)
- Climate Ambassador Programme
- Volunteering with the National Marine Park
- Efford and Weston Mill cemetery Helping Hands
Other volunteering opportunities
For other volunteering opportunities in Plymouth visit the GoVolunteering website.
Keep up to date with what's happening on Our Plymouth Twitter.
For more information about volunteering, email GoodNeighbours@plymouth.gov.uk