Volunteer Service

We provide support for voluntary organisations and volunteers in Somerset

Advertise your opportunities on Spark a Change

We recently launched Spark a change, our new, free digital platform designed to make it even easier for you to connect with volunteers.

If your organisation was registered on our previous database or Corona Helpers, your profile will have been transferred to Spark a Change and you should have received an email with details of how to activate your account and access your opportunities. If you have not received an email please contact volunteer@sparksomerset.org.uk or get in touch via Live Chat.

To advertise your volunteering opportunities on Spark a Change, please visit www.sparkachange.org.uk.

Free advice and support

We offer free volunteer support to organisations. Whether you are new to volunteer management or looking to revise your existing policies and procedures, we can offer advice on best practice and provide support on a range of topics, including:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Managing volunteers
  • Promoting your volunteering opportunities
  • Employer supported volunteering
  • Involving young volunteers

Networking events

We hold regular Volunteer Coordinator Forums. These friendly, informal meetings are a great opportunity for Volunteer Coordinators to network, share information and peer-support, explore best practice, and look at opportunities for development and training. Take a look at our forums page to see what's coming up.

Volunteering during COVID-19

You can find information, advice and guidance about how to volunteer safely during the pandemic on our Covid-19 page.