I want to volunteer

So you want to volunteer in Leeds?

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Search for opportunities online

You can search our volunteer directory below to find volunteering opportunities in Leeds or to register your interest in future roles.  

Find a volunteer role

If you have any queries regarding the volunteer directory please email volunteering@val.org.uk

Contact Volunteer Centre Leeds

PLEASE NOTE: The Volunteer Centre at Merrion House and our weekly Volunteer Centre drop-ins (listed below) will be closed until further notice, whilst we coordinate the Community Care Volunteer programme with Leeds City Council in response to Covid-19. Wider volunteer roles are still available online using the link above.  People interested in signing up as a Community Care Volunteer can do so here or contact us on info@val.org.uk or 0113 297 7920.

What volunteering opportunities are there?

A wide variety of voluntary work is available with small community groups, local and national charities and health and social services. You could volunteer to work with:

  • older people
  • children and youth
  • admin & computers
  • sport
  • disability groups
  • women's groups
  • the environment
  • arts and music
  • advice/helplines and more...

How volunteering can help you

Volunteering has lots of benefits for individuals, communities and organisations. People who volunteer gain confidence, learn new skills and develop a real sense of belonging to their communities whilst helping to improve the quality of life for local people. Organisations benefit from the skills, enthusiasm and time of a diverse volunteer workforce.

Volunteering gives you the chance to:

  • learn new skills
  • undertake training
  • gain experience
  • use and improve skills
  • develop new interests
  • meet people
  • help and support people
  • be involved in something worthwhile
  • feel good about yourself
  • contribute to your local community