** Volunteering in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) **
NCVS is supporting the effort to link potential volunteers with people who require support in Nottingham's communities. You may have been directed to this page via the Nottingham City Council website or through the "Golden Number" service, or found us through your own search.
We recognise that an important aspect of this kind of volunteering is safeguarding - both for the volunteer and for the person being supported. We have therefore compiled a list of established Nottingham City Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations who are asking for your support.
We can link you to VCS organisations that have asked us to promote their volunteer opportunities, as well as to the City Council Neighbourhood Development Officers, who will have details of what is happening in your local area.
Follow this link (or click on the banner below) to see more about the roles available, where you can sign up to show your interest. We will then contact you by email with further information.
You can also search for volunteering opportunities not directly related to the coronavirus response on this website. Keep reading to find out more.
Volunteering is great for your community and makes Nottingham a better place.
We can help guide your search for a suitable volunteer role. The Volunteer Centre at NCVS is part of a network of accredited Volunteer Centres across England. We have been awarded this Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation by NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations), so you can be sure we're providing quality information.
People volunteer for many different reasons. It's good to have an idea of what motivates you, the skills you can offer and/or hope to develop, and the types of activities you are most interested in. There are hundreds of volunteer roles on our database, so giving this some thought before you begin your search will definitely give you a head start. A successful volunteering experience is rewarding both for you and for the organisation you're supporting.
This website provides a self-serve facility. Anyone can search our public listing of volunteer opportunities. You may prefer to speak with someone first, or be supported in your search. That's why we also offer a drop-in service.
Search online for volunteer opportunities
Only opportunites that have been carefully checked and approved by NCVS appear on our database. Search now
As a prospective volunteer, you can search by any combination of these filters:
- Type of volunteer role / activity which matches your skills and interests, e.g. administration, marketing, supporting people
- Organisation type you wish to support, e.g. mental health, children and young people
- Time of day / week the role is required so you can fit volunteering around your other commitments
- City electoral ward location of the volunteer opportunity to find roles closest to you
By registering for a Volunteer Account with our website, you can express interest in a role directly to the organisation concerned. You can then login at any time to update, review and follow up your volunteering enquiries/interests.
Talk to an advisor in our Volunteer Centre
** Special Notice **
Our Volunteer Centre is closed to visitors during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
We are usually open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm. Feel free to drop in and speak to one of our advisors. There is no need to make an appointment.
The centre is at NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB (opposite House of Fraser).
Can't make it in during those times?
Call us on 0115 934 8400 during the times above, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time and we'll respond as soon as we can.
If registering for an online account isn't for you, you can still begin your search now to get an idea of the opportunities available. Then call in, phone or email us to discuss your interests further and get support in applying for a volunteer role. If something catches your eye, make a note of the role(s) you're interested in and we'll help you take the next step.