Volunteering

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Benefits of volunteering

As well as doing something positive for yourself and your community, volunteering can help you:

  • improve your self confidence
  • gain new skills and experiences
  • benefit from training opportunities
  • gain references for future employers
  • improve your employment prospects
  • make new friends 

'Giving' is one of the New Economics Foundation's Five Ways to Wellbeing, one of the cornerstones of mental wellbeing.  

Are you an individual looking to volunteer?

Opportunities within Doncaster Council and Doncaster Children's Services Trust include: 

Doncaster Libraries - community libraries are opened and maintained across the week by hundreds of volunteers.

Doncaster Heritage Services - various volunteer roles available throughout the year at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Cusworth Hall Park and Museum, Doncaster Archives and Doncaster Local Studies Library.

Volunteer Walk Leaders
 - trained to a national standard and support the Get Doncaster Walking programme.

School Governors
 - the largest volunteer force in the country and play an integral role in shaping the future for Doncaster's children. 

Biodiversity
- opportunities to conserve and enhance the plants, animals and wildlife habitats of Doncaster.

Independent Visitors Scheme
- matches volunteer befrienders with children and young people who have little or no contact with their parents. 

Trusted Mentor Scheme
 -  volunteer as a mentor and help inspire children and young people to achieve their potential. The scheme is focussed on helping young people to raise their aspirations and have a clear understanding as to how they will achieve their ambitions. 

EPIC Mentors
 - EPIC Mentors are volunteers who can offer support young people aged 10 to 17 years-old, through what can be a difficult stage in their life. Helping a young person to develop, grow and learn new things. Find out more about becoming an EPIC mentor.

Youth Offending Service Mentoring Scheme
 - be a mentor and support a young person who is on a court order to discover their potential.   

Community Panel Volunteer Scheme
- make a real difference to the lives of young people who have offended or are at risk of doing so.

For opportunities in the wider Voluntary, Community and Faith sector: 

Visit the Your Life Doncaster Community Directory - over 1500 local groups and activities listed which you can volunteer for or get involved with - from sports clubs to scout groups and community centres. There really is something for everyone! (Please note: the directory is open to any organisation and their inclusion does not not reflect any endorsement by us).

Do-it - search hundreds of national and local volunteer roles by area or keyword.  

Are you from an organisation looking to recruit volunteers?

Reach Volunteering - Reach Volunteering runs a free national self service online platform for charities to find people with skills and vice versa. Last year over 1,000 people found roles with us in a wide range of professional and business roles across the UK.

Are you a business looking for corporate volunteering opportunities?

Email your enquiry to Community@doncaster.govuk

 

Last updated: 03 June 2019 14:51:40