Volunteering can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It benefits both you and your community.

Many people actively volunteer in many informal ways such as ‘helping out’ or ‘taking part’ in their community. Formal volunteering is essentially about giving your time, skills and experience to a service provided by a not-for-profit organisation on an agreed basis.

It’s good to get the facts about your rights and responsibilities before you start volunteering. Find out more about what to expect when volunteering on this website, look for volunteer roles or register your volunteer organisation.