Be a part of something bigger. Be a volunteer.

By volunteering, you have the chance to make a difference to the people around you, and give something back to your community.

And by donating your skills as well as your time, you can change lives and build a better future.

Here are just some of the advantages of business volunteering in Dorset:

  • Donating your existing skills in a different environment can help to strengthen your knowledge base and provide experience in applying your skillset in different ways.
  • Alternatively, volunteering can offer the opportunity to develop skills you don’t use in your day-to-day role, allowing you to broaden your horizons and enhance your CV, all in the name of a good cause.
  • It’s a fantastic way to meet and interact with like-minded people. Volunteering isn’t just about giving up your time for free; it’s also about being part of a community and having fun.
  • Knowing that you’ve helped others around you, and having harnessed new skills and gained new contacts, your confidence and sense of fulfilment can soar.

How can I volunteer?

Whether it’s through an employee-supported volunteering scheme in your business or individually donated time, you can find a great cause to contribute your unique skills to, and make a difference in your community.

You may be able to volunteer with a couple of colleagues too. We recognise that for some people, taking their first steps into volunteering can be a daunting prospect. Doing it with trusted colleagues or friends may help.

To find potential roles that match your interests and skills, simply use our search tool, click on a role to discover more, and find out about the charity itself, and then hit the Apply button. It’s as easy as that!

What type of volunteering can I do?

From website development to Trustee roles, volunteering in Dorset comes in all shapes and sizes! We work with a variety of charities and organisations that require a broad range of skills.

No matter who you are or what skills you have, you’ll be able to find an opportunity to suit you.

Why not have a look at some of our case studies?

Discover how a lick of paint made so much difference to residents at Abbeyfield Wessex, or how one volunteer has put her marketing skills to good use for DiverseAbilities

Where can I volunteer?

The Volunteer Pool works with a range of charities in the Poole, Bournemouth and wider Dorset area.

Volunteer now

Click the button below to search for volunteer roles near you!

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