Volunteering is a great way to build your CV while also giving you the best possible insight into how charities and not for profit sector work as well as an incredible sense of giving something back.

If you have capacity for a sabbatical or time to complete an internship, make sure that the role you take adds value to your CV as well as supporting the charity, helps to build valuable skills and experience that you can confidently talk about at interview.

Places on internships can be competitive especially with the larger high profile charities, sometimes it's better to look closer to home. Consider approaching small or local organisations who would really benefit from an extra pair of hands in their Fundraising or Marketing teams. The Charity Choice website is an excellent tool for searching charities in your area or by cause.


Find your perfect volunteering opportunity.


Contact your local Volunteer Centre. Volunteer Centres are local organisations that provide support to volunteers and the organisations that involve them.


VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that offers volunteers the chance to work abroad to fight poverty in developing countries.


Reach's services boost the resources of the voluntary sector. We work with over 10,000 organisations across the UK. There are over 6,000 skilled volunteers working on any given day.


Charity Choice is a place where charities, donors, volunteers and fundraisers can come together to help the many charities in the UK in a variety of ways.


Charities currently on the lookout for great volunteers

Please click on the links below to start your volunteering campaign:


Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK primarily funds medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease and encourages the experts of tomorrow by helping clinicians gain new skills and expertise.



Wood Street

Wood Street Mission is a registered children’s charity based in the centre of Manchester.

Wood Street help children and families living in Manchester and Salford with everyday items most of us take for granted.



Marie Curie

Special Event Volunteering

They provide care and support for more than 40,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.




Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.




Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind or have sensory impairments.




Their charity supports anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland.




Becoming a Beanstalk reading helper is a great way to volunteer to make a difference in a child’s life and a really rewarding volunteering experience too.



London’s Air Ambulance

Their charity delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.


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