How to find volunteering opportunities in Somerset
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with local groups and charities.
Talk to someone about volunteering
Looking for a volunteering role that fits your schedule and location?
Contacting your local Volunteer Centre is a great way to start. Whether you talk face-to-face or over the phone, the people here can help you find the role that’s right for you, give you advice, and answer any questions you may have.
Local Volunteer Centre
Spark Somerset: Volunteering opportunities in Somerset
Units 3 and 4, The Courtyard, Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, Somerset, TA10 0BP
Spark Somerset run the county-wide Volunteer Service and can help you find a volunteering opportunity. Visit www.sparkachange.org.uk to browse hundreds of opportunities according to your location, interests and availability. If you would like to speak to a member of the Volunteer Team, Call 01458 550973, email volunteer@sparksomerset or use Live Chat on the website.
Before you contact your Volunteer Centre
You may find it helpful to think about:
- If there is a particular cause you would like to support
- What skills might you want to use or develop through your volunteering
- Where you would like to volunteer
- How much time you feel you can offer
If you are a local group or organisation
You can also register with your local Volunteer Centre, where you can benefit from:
- Opportunities, information, advice and support for volunteers
- Help finding volunteers
- Involvement in campaigns for volunteering
Do-it is the UK’s national volunteering database where you can search for a volunteering opportunity based on your location and interests.
Opportunities can be browsed freely, but you will need to register your email address to express an interest in a role.
If you have three or more years’ professional experience you can use your skills to support charities and community groups as a trustee. Through Reach Volunteering you can search for short term projects or can find opportunities with an ongoing commitment.
PROMISEworks supports a team of trained volunteers who provide a Somerset-wide mentoring service for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the county.
There are other simple ways you can help …
Some of the ways that you can help us become more environmentally-friendly when volunteering with us might include:
- Car-sharing and walking to locations whenever possible
- Using less paper and single-use plastics