Volunteering Hub - COMING SOON!! A brand new volunteering hub will be launching soon. You will be able to register your interest in becoming a volunteer, or alternatively, as a community organisation, you can register your volunteering needs.  Check back for updates!

Are you a community group looking for support in managing volunteers?

Community Wealth Builder provides tailored, free support to social enterprises, charities and co-operatives across Doncaster.  A range of training workshops take place throughout the year including Introduction to Volunteer Management and Volunteer Management Masterclass, alongside the workshops there are a full range of resources such as the Volunteer Toolkit. 

Further details can be found For my organisation | BeWell Doncaster

Email your query to Community.WealthBuilder@doncaster.gov.uk or by calling 01302 737375 

Befriending Services - volunteers needed

Could you spare an hour a week?

The following befriending services available to Doncaster residents, are encouraging people to sign up and volunteer to support socially isolated and lonely people via telephone. There is a massive shortage of volunteers available and currently a large numbers of referrals coming into these services. Please sign up and volunteer with them now:

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?

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

Friends of Doncaster Mansion House - meet and greet visitors, act as room stewards and lead guided tours or research into the history of the Mansion House and its contents and create information leaflets, talks and exhibitions.

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. 

Buddy Scheme – Independent Visitor Service - Can you spare a few hours a month to befriend a young person in care? If you want to volunteer, have fun, and make a real difference in a young person’s life then become a buddy with us.

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.

Visit the Your Life Doncaster Community Directory - many 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!

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.gov.uk
Last updated: 23 May 2024 11:35:15

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