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Volunteering

If you want to develop new skills, meet new people, improve your CV and career prospects or just have some fun - volunteering is for you.

There's so much to choose from and you can give as much or as little of your time as you want. From activities in your local area to trips overseas, you could be the envy of your friends!

Whether you're unemployed, looking to change job or get into a new career, you can find volunteer opportunities in almost every job sector, and could gain valuable experience and skills as well as helping others.

How to find a volunteering placement to suit you

  • Have a think about what skills you have, what interests you and what you'd like to get out of your time. Would you like a long term commitment, or a series of short term activities?

  • Be realistic about how much time you can give. For example, if it's a regular commitment, think about what will happen near exam times or when you're on holiday

  • Don't rule out opportunities such as volunteering holidays - have a think about how you could fundraise the cash and ask parents, work or school for ideas

  • Talk to friends about your ideas and see if they would like to join in too. If not, don't be put off, just do it yourself, you'll soon meet new people when you start

  • While you don't want to let anyone down and commitment is important, if you are not enjoying your voluntary activity or find you just can't spare the time, talk to the people involved. Your contribution is already valuable, and if you can't find a solution or it's time to move on to a new challenge, that's fine

Find volunteer placements in Hull

If you want to find out more about volunteering opportunities in the Hull area get in touch with any of the following –

  • Youth centres - if you’d like to volunteer or become a peer mentor in a youth centre, contact your youth centre. They will be able to tell you more about how you can get involved

    Learn more about our youth centres

  • Hull CVS will give you more information on volunteering opportunities for young people across Hull

    Visit the Hull Council for Voluntary Services website (link opens in a new window)

  • Hull Youth Council will give you ideas on how you can volunteer with young people’s campaigns, email hullyouthcouncil@hullcc.gov.uk for more information

  •  Hull Young Advisors provide real opportunities for young people to have a say about issues affecting their lives (and you can get paid)

    Hull Young Advisors (link opens in a new window)

  • St John Ambulance (link opens in a new window) believes that every young person should have the opportunity to learn basic life saving skills

    Visit the St John Ambulance webiste for more information (link opens in a new window)

  • Red Cross provides great opportunities for young people to get involved

    Visit the Red Cross to find out more (link opens in a new window)

  • The Warren offers volunteering opportunities that may help in finding a job. For more information on their work and how to get involved visit them at -

    47-49 Queens Dock Avenue
    Hull
    HU1 3DR

    Telephone: 01482 218 115
  • Connexions -  a connexions advisor can help you find a volunteering placement

    Find out more about Connexions
  • Gov.uk has more information about volunteering for 14 to 19 year olds on their website -

    Visit Gov.uk for volunteering opportunities (link opens in a new window)