We help individuals and businesses in the Harrogate District to find volunteering opportunities. We also provide advice and support to groups which involve volunteers.
We are a registered charity and our service is completely free. Click below to find out how we can help you...
Nominations Now Open for the Volunteering Oscars 2015
Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business. Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteering Oscar.
There are 16 nomination categories and shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel on 30th October 2015.
Skilled Volunteer Roles
Are you a professional? Do you have a skill which you could share with a local charity?
Volunteering in a skilled role is a great way of networking, meeting like-minded people and gaining experience for your CV whilst making a big difference to you local community. Take a look at our new Skilled Volunteers listing.
Local volunteer Karen shares her experience of volunteering in a skilled role...
“Being a school governor was a great opportunity for me to use my own work based skills and experience in a different setting. It’s not about being hands on or interfering but about being able to ask the right questions, provide a degree of challenge and always focus on the needs of the pupils. Spending time in school with the staff and pupils was always so rewarding and inspiring, and great fun too.”
Plan your Summer
with our Listing of Student Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable work place experience, find out more about different careers and give something back to the local community.
Different organisations have different volunteer policies and some may not be able to accept volunteers who are under the age of 16 or 18. This may be due to issues such as insurance or safeguarding of vulnerable individuals. So to help you get started we have compiled a listing of local volunteering opportunities for students and under 16s.