Volunteer

We run the volunteer Service in Somerset and can help you to find your ideal volunteering opportunity.

We manage Spark a Change, a digital volunteering platform for Somerset. Sign up now to browse hundreds of volunteering opportunities according to your interests, location and availability.

Why volunteer?

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be huge! We know that volunteering can make a big difference to other people, worthwhile causes, and the whole community, but the benefits can be even greater for you!

Volunteering can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, or enhance your career. It can also improve your mental and physical health. You don't have to offer a long-term commitment or a huge amounts of time, either. Whether you’re in it for the long-haul, or would like to get involved in a one off activity, project or event - we can help you to discover your ideal opportunity.

Whatever your motives, volunteering can spark a positive change within you, and your community! Visit www.sparkachange.org.uk to get started.

You can also sign up to the Volunteers in Somerset Facebook group to find the latest volunteering opportunities and join our online community of volunteers.

Want to volunteer with us?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Covid Community Champions Network, and help keep Somerset residents safe and well during the pandemic.

Covid Community Champions help their family, friends, colleagues and the wider community to make sense of the latest advice and information about Covid-19. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll take part in a short online training session and receive regular updates on Covid-19 and other local health and wellbeing support. You can then share the information across your networks, in whatever format works. You’ll also get to attend regular meetings with your fellow champions and talk about how things are going in your area.

You can find out more and sign up to the next training session here.

Need our help?

There are lots of exciting opportunities to choose from, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’re happy to help you. Email volunteer@sparksomerset.org.uk or get in touch via Live Chat.