Volunteer today and make a difference!
Volunteering can increase your chances of paid employment. A good volunteering role can help to build confidence - especially for people who have not worked before or may have been out of work for some time.
Volunteer is also fun, and a great way to give something back to your community.
How can I find out about volunteering opportunities?
Bath and North East Somerset Volunteer Centre is an independent charity providing free services to both volunteers and organisations across the local area. They are based in Bath Library at the Podium, and can offer advice and assistance to volunteers looking for local opportunities.
The Council manages a number of volunteering roles across a number of different service areas and advertises these vacancies and other local opportunities on its Jobs and Careers pages of the website.
If you would like some advice or to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available, simply visit the Volunteer Centre’s website or view the volunteering opportunities advertised on the Council's website.
The Council organises a series of annual Community Team Challenge days. If you are a voluntary or community group that might benefit from a team of helpers, contact Sara Dixon on 01225 396594 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Useful Contacts:-
Timebank is a National Charity connecting those interested in volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering England works to support an increase in the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme – volunteering aimed at young people aged between 14-24
Information on Volunteering from Directgov
Do- it advertises 1,000’s of volunteering opportunities across England.
National Volunteers' Week takes place at the beginning of June each year.
About Parenting offers ideas on how children can become involved in volunteering.
Recognising volunteers, community leaders and local businesses
Do you know someone who deserves a big thank you?
Each year the Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council presents a number of different awards to recognise the achievements of people that have made an exceptional contribution to the local community. So why not nominate a volunteer, community leader or business that you think deserves a big thank you.