• Access Dorset logo

    Access Dorset

    Access Dorset is a pan-impairment, user-led organisation run by and for disabled people, older people and carers. Our key purpose is to empower and enable people to live independently and improve their life chances by providing information, advice, advocacy, peer support and training.
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    Action for Children

    Action for children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support and ensuring their voices are heard.

    Our vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

    Action for children work to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families in the UK. We do this by building solid foundations and spotting problems early. As just one example of our work, during the coronavirus pandemic we have been able to support over 20,000 families through our emergency fund by providing educational resources, baby supplies, help with utility bills, food parcels and clothing.


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    Action Tutoring

    Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school.

    Education in this country isn’t fair. If you are from a poorer socio-economic background, you are less likely to achieve academically than your peers. Volunteer as an English or maths tutor with us and you will be helping these young people reach their potential.

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    Active Dorset CIO

    We are one of 43 Active Partnerships across England. We work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives.

  • Against Breast Cancer logo

    Against Breast Cancer

    Research charity for secondary spread breast cancer. We recycle bras, stamps, toner cartridges, mobile phones to raise funds. We also have supporters who run their own fundraising events.
  • Age UK Bournemouth (Winton) logo

    Age UK Bournemouth (Winton)

    Age UK Bournemouth is an independent local charity based in the suburb of Winton. We exist to promote the health and well-being of people in later life by providing services; identifying gaps in provi

  • Age UK Nuffield (Poole) logo

    Age UK Nuffield (Poole)

    A superstore located on the Nuffield Industrial estate where the money raised is for helping people love later life.

  • Alzheimer's Society (Dorset and Somerset) logo

    Alzheimer's Society (Dorset and Somerset)

    One in three people born today will develop dementia. There is currently no cure. We need Bournemouth University students to help us change that.

    Our vision is a world without dementia. Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people in the UK will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through, especially during exceptional times like these. Every day we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, find a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust logo

    Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

    National NGO managing nature reserves in the UK for native amphibians and reptiles, lobbying government and providing data and monitoring.
  • Arts by the Sea - BCP Council logo

    Arts by the Sea - BCP Council

    We are on the hunt for creative, fun individuals who would love to get involved with this year's Arts by the Sea Festival 2019 ! We are looking for : - Events volunteers - Photographers - Social media assistants You can find more information on these opportunities on the following link : . Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We can't wait to hear from you!
  • Ashley Youth Club logo

    Ashley Youth Club

    youth club for years 7-13. Runs once a week. Wednesday nights 7-9pm

    Newly opened youth club based in Ashley, New Milton. For years 7-13 (ages 12-19).

  • Barnardo's

    Charity helping children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. Our retail stores raise income to provide services to the above groups.

    Our stores help to raise income to provide support for families across the UK so children get the best start in life, as well as supporting young people.

    We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation.

    We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system. 

    We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve.

    And that’s not all. Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.

    We also amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard.

    The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.

  • BCP Council. Poole Park Life logo

    BCP Council. Poole Park Life

    Poole Park Life is a Heritage Lottery Funded project aimed at making improvements to Poole Park over a 4 year period, ending in Aug 2021. As well as a significant capital improvements the project also involves engaging local communities to be aware of the changes taking place, to use the park in different ways, and to get involved - for example in creating new gardens, volunteering at the information kiosk and helping with events.
  • BCP Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service logo

    BCP Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service

    Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service works with young people in the local youth justice system. Our purpose is to help those young people make positive changes, to keep them safe, to keep other people safe and to repair the harm caused to victims. This means we can support the national Youth Justice Board Vision that 'Every child should live a safe and crime-free life and make a positive contribution to society.'
  • Beach Tennis UK (Sandbanks, Poole) logo

    Beach Tennis UK (Sandbanks, Poole)

    Non-profit organisation. We organise and run a number of regular Beach Tennis sessions and events

  • Beryl - sustainable transport solutions for Bournemouth logo

    Beryl - sustainable transport solutions for Bournemouth

    Beryl Bike share, the micromobility provider across BCP providing sustainable transport solutions.

  • BH1 Project with Boscombe Salvation Army logo

    BH1 Project with Boscombe Salvation Army

    We are a drop-in centre opposite the Salvation Army in Boscombe. We offer practical help to homeless and community clients (food, showers, washing machine/dryer, clothing, referral to agencies etc,.)

  • Bird and Recreation Initiative (Poole) logo

    Bird and Recreation Initiative (Poole)

    Poole Harbours Bird & Recreation Initiative (BARI) was set up to mitigate recreational disturbance to overwintering SPA bird species within the Harbour, through engagement and education.

    BARI is hosted by Urban Heath Partnerships on behalf of BCP and Dorset Councils, and are advised by Natural England. 

    What we are looking for Landlovers, Sea Scopers and Photographers. Click on this charity to find out more details.

  • Bookmark Reading Charity logo

    Bookmark Reading Charity

    Bookmark is a literacy charity giving children the reading skills and confidence they need for a fair chance in life, through our flexible, volunteer-led programme.

  • Boscombe Connect logo

    Boscombe Connect

    Boscombe Connect provides support to adults with social care needs, offering a variety of meaningful and stimulating activities. The aim is to keep people active, health and connected with their local communities. We welcome interest from people who may like to volunteer with the service, assisting with activities such as arts & crafts, gardening and pottery.
  • Bourne Digital logo

    Bourne Digital

    Dorset Council are a partner in a project called Bourne Digital in Bournemouth, part of ‘Power Up’ which is run by Good Things Foundation, with financial support from J.P. Morgan.

    ‘Power Up’ aims to drive economic and social inclusion through digital skills, powering up people, provision and places.  Dorset Council’s role as a partner in the Bourne Digital project is to recruit up to five new volunteer ‘Digital Champions’ in Bournemouth who will actually support and train the adults, helping to improve their digital skills so they can train and also be able to apply for jobs.  We are looking for volunteers who are very comfortable with all things ‘digital’ and who also have very good people skills.  

  • Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper logo

    Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper

    We produce fortnightly recordings of local news for the blind and partially sighted. These are in the form of cassettes, CDs and memory sticks.
  • Bournemouth Foodbank (Trussell Trust) Boscombe logo

    Bournemouth Foodbank (Trussell Trust) Boscombe

    No-one in our community should face hunger. We provide 3 days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food, and offer support to local people in crisis who are referred to us by support agencies.

      We are based at Haviland Road in Boscombe, and always welcome help and support from Volunteers.

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    Bournemouth Little Theatre

    We are an Amateur Theatre Company entering it’s centenary year, staging a varied programme of productions in our own theatre in Winton, 2 miles from the centre of Bournemouth. With our year-round programme of Productions, play readings and workshops we have lots of opportunities to get involved onstage, backstage and elsewhere around the theatre.
  • Bournemouth Parks Foundation logo

    Bournemouth Parks Foundation

    We are a small but perfectly formed independent environment charity devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

    Our charity is devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch & Pooles's parks and green spaces through fundraising and project delivery.

  • Bournemouth Scouts logo

    Bournemouth Scouts

    We are looking for enthusiastic adults to join our Scout Groups in running activities for young people across Bournemouth. There is no set time commitment, you give what you can give! No previous experience is needed, you just need to be happy working with children and as part of a team with other adults.
  • Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets logo

    Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets

    Built on the ethos and standards of the Royal Navy Sea Cadet training focuses on water sports and seamanship (carried out on a local river, the sea, adjacent naval establishments) and soldiering skills for Royal Marine Cadets. Cadets can also take national awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh or even attain accredited qualifications in navigation, communication and management.
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra logo

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an English orchestra with a remit to serve the South and South West of England. Founded in 1893, the BSO has developed a reputation as one of the UK's major orchestras and has worked with many of the world's leading composers, conductors and performers. Originally based in Bournemouth, the BSO moved its offices to the adjacent town of Poole in 1979.
  • Bournemouth University Sustainability Team logo

    Bournemouth University Sustainability Team

    BU's Sustainability Team lead the university's environmental sustainability action, including the achievement of our net zero emissions target, and work to embed sustainability in all we do.

  • Brake logo


    Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash. Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads; supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes; and raises public awareness for sustainable transport.
  • Brendoncare logo


    Brendoncare is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people in our regions across the South, and making a difference to their lives in every way possible.

    Brendoncare is dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people in our regions across the South, and making a difference to their lives in every way possible. Kindness, care, choice and community is at the heart of all that we do, and our aim is always to provide happiness, fulfilment and independence.

    Brendoncare is a registered charity which provides high standards of care through its 10 care homes across the south of England. We provide financial support to those who cannot afford the full cost of that care with our 'Care for Life' promise, offering security and peace of mind to our residents and their families.

    Our clubs service provides fun, friendship and stimulation for older people who may be vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. We support 1400 older people every week through our network of 90 clubs across Hampshire and Dorset.  We provide subsidies for members who cannot afford the club subscription or the transport costs to attend their club, meaning nobody is excluded, whatever their financial situation.

  • Brightside logo


    Brightside supports young people to fulfil their potential with digital mentoring projects.

    In the UK, access to opportunities is often determines more by where they grow up or what their parents do than their strengths and aspirations. Brightside believes society benefits when everyone can access the support and opportunities they need to succeed. Through online mentoring, we connect young people with inspiring mentors to help them to make confident and informed decisions about their futures.

  • British Heart Foundation - Fundraising & Events logo

    British Heart Foundation - Fundraising & Events

    We fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them.

    Our volunteers help us to save and improve the lives of families and loved ones. Whether you can spare a few hours or a couple of days a week, we ensure all our roles are Covid-secure so you can help to beat heartbreak for ever. 

  • British Heart Foundation Shops, Bournemouth logo

    British Heart Foundation Shops, Bournemouth

    Come and help us beat fast fashion, promote reuse culture and save lives from heart disease - bring your mates and volunteer with us in our BHF shops for 3 hrs a week when you can - make a difference!

    The British Heart Foundation shops in and around Bournemouth could use your help to save lives from heart disease! Volunteers are vital in running our shops, which in turn help fund research projects and local community care in Dorset.

    Gain confidence, get a free workout in our furniture warehouses whilst saving the planet, meet new people, learn new skills!

    Flexible days and times available to fit around your studies.

    We provide plenty of tea and biscuits, full training and on-going support; all that’s needed is a positive attitude and being open to trying things!

    Apply now or get in touch for more information, and thank you for offering your time – we couldn’t run our shops without volunteers.

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    British Red Cross

    The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we’re there when you need us.
  • Butterfly Conservation logo

    Butterfly Conservation

    Butterfly Conservation supports the recovery of threatened butterflies and moths, and the increase in the numbers of widespread species, through education, the recording and monitoring of butterflies and moths, habitat management of our 30 nature reserves, and by advising land owners on best practice management for specific species and habitats. We are always looking for more help inside the office and in the field, or with the local Branch and events, so we have something for everyone to get involved in!
  • Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch logo

    Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch

    Butterfly Conservation is a national organisation with 32 branches of which Dorset is one. We work to help butterflies and moths by undertaking conservation work to maintain and improve the habitats on our own reserves and other sites, carrying out; a number of survey and recording scheme, analysing data on butterfly populations and changes in them, putting on educational activities and publicity and fundraising.
  • Cairn logo


    The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. Our Ambassadors create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
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    Cancer Research UK Trading Ltd

    Cancer Research UK is the worlds leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence, and information.



    1000's of BCP neighbours are too terrified to come outdoors after Lockdown, we aim to reach and inspire them to come out, we give hope, some love and a cup of tea to aim for.

    Chat Cafe volunteers will pledge to see, hear and value our service users.  This ground breaking pilot is a volunteering opportunity to include your own family needs whilst away from home.  You can host a table at a Chat Cafe morning coffee club, or afternoon tea club.  Promote Chat Cafe Local on Social media.  Volunteer your graphic design skills for promotions that will reach the unreachable, support Chat Cafe by spreading the word on social media, create posts.  This will be so benefitial for your CV, it could be amazing for job opportunities, PHD students who want to study a niche area of our community. Social Science and nursing students.  Chat Cafe sounds easy going for a cup of tea, but the psychology behind this to challenge depression is going to be groundbreaking. It will save the NHS and our neighbours can have a quality of life rather than a quantity of day all by wearing a little pin badge that identifies them as 'I'm happy to talk.' The comedian John Bishop planted the seed a few months ago, I became the bud and I want volunteers to be the pollonating flowers.


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    Cherry Tree Nursery

    Cherry Tree Nursery is part of the Sheltered Work Opportunities Project which is a registered charity with two sites, Cherry Tree Nursery in Northbourne, Bournemouth and Chestnut Nursery in Poole.We are set up to address the great need for meaningful occupation in a supportive non pressured but realistic working environment, for adults with severe and enduring mental illness, who we refer to as volunteers.
  • Christchurch Sea Cadets logo

    Christchurch Sea Cadets

    Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun.

    Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

    The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers that can support with the running of the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

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    Christian Aid

    International development charity working in 37 countries around the world. Working through local partners to deliver emergency response and long term development programmes
  • Citizens Advice Bournemouth and Poole logo

    Citizens Advice Bournemouth and Poole

    Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole is an independent charity that provides information, education and advice services to help people resolve problems. Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole is part of a national network of over 280 individual charities that deliver advice across England and Wales overseen by a national framework provided by Citizens Advice. Part of the Street Support Bournemouth project.
  • Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck logo

    Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck

    We offer free, independent, impartial advice in a multitude of areas and are constantly looking for new ways to reach those who need our support. Our offices are in Wareham and Wimborne.

    We are a charitable organisation based in East Dorset and Purbeck with 2 main offices in Wareham and Wimborne and several outreaches stretching from Swanage to Ferndown.  We are overhauling our EDI work and are looking at accessbility of service for marginalised groups and to tackle the cost of living crisis in Dorset.  We have a number of new volunteer roles that we are looking to fill and would love to foster links with the local university students to collaborate in providing a better, more inclusive service across Dorset.

  • Citizens Advice Witness Service logo

    Citizens Advice Witness Service

    We provide free and independent support for both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales. Our trained volunteers provide practical information about the process, as well as emotional support to help witnesses feel more confident when giving evidence.
  • Coach BU logo

    Coach BU

    CoachBU aims to help BU students enhance their personal and professional skill sets to help support the transition from education to employment.

    CoachBU aims to help BU students enhance their personal and professional skill sets to help support the transition from education to employment. We provide a wide range of opportunities within our network, offering real life and meaningful experiences to compliment the academic aspects of Higher Education. 



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    Community Action Network (CAN)

    Community Action Network (CAN) was formed in 2019 from the merger of Poole Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and Bournemouth CVS, these charities had a rich history going back over 50 years, and for

    Our charity provides professional and practical support to organisations working within the voluntray and community sector in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We want to see these communities healthy, diverse, vibrant and flourishing.

    Our mission is to empower the voluntary sector, enable volunteering and involve communities. We believe that together, we CAN make a difference.

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    Cycling Club

    The Cycling Club is a successful student led Club promoting cycling.

    We are currently missing committee positions and this is where you come in! If you’d like to step up and be a committee member of one of these already established groups then please apply.

  • Democracy Volunteers logo

    Democracy Volunteers

    Our mission is to improve the quality of democratic elections, by advising those who legislate for, administer and oversee elections, to enhance them for the benefit of voters.

    Our mission is to improve the quality of democratic elections, by advising those who legislate for, administer and oversee elections, to enhance them for the benefit of voters.

    We aim to do this by attending elections and empirically reporting our findings in an accessible way through statistical analysis and interlocutor meetings to support this objective. We do this through a strong methodology, based on the international standards for election observation as set out by OSCE/ODIHR and others.

    We maintain strict impartiality and require our observers to abide by UK and international standards, as well as the relevant local legal framework, when acting as our observers.

    We aim to report on our observations in a constructive and encouraging way to benefit the delivery of democracy and to benefit the electorate as a whole.

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    Dimensions UK

    Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and be involved in their local communities.

    As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits, Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we are driven by our values to work towards enabling every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes. We help people to live more independently, to be involved in their local communities, and our volunteers play a vital role in our work.

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    Diverse Abilities

    Diverse Abilities is Dorset’s disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county since 1955

  • Dorset Blind Association logo

    Dorset Blind Association

    Dorset Blind Association provides practical help and emotional support to people with sight loss in Dorset, helping them to maintain healthy, independent and socially active lives.
  • Dorset Mind logo

    Dorset Mind

    Dorset Mind is a pioneering local charity that educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality and promotes recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.

    Dorset Mind is a mental health charity that has been supporting local people with mental health difficulties since 1946. We educate, challenge stigma and provide support towards peoples’ wellbeing and recovery towards positive mental health in Dorset. Although an affiliate of national Mind we generate all our funding and do not receive income from Mind or the high street shops. 

  • Dorset Parent Infant Partnership logo

    Dorset Parent Infant Partnership

    Dorset Parent Infant Partnership is charity that provides early intervention psychotherapy to families that are struggling to form attachments with their infants aged 0-2. Please follow the link for more information: We aim to create a society where children have the best possible start in life and can flourish through attuned parenting, early bonding and the development of healthy attachment as they grow.
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    Dorset Police

    The Volunteers Support Team Set help others find a volunteering role within Dorset Police. For example: CCTV Alliance Dogs Team Role Player Neighbourhood Enagement To find out more go to our website:
  • Dorset Scrapstore logo

    Dorset Scrapstore

    Dorset Scrapstore is a not-for-profit charity. Our store is a place where you can find all kinds of resources that can be re-purposed in arts, crafts and play. We collect the majority of our materials from local donor businesses and manufacturers, saving their excess or unwanted items from landfill, and making them affordable and available for everyone.
  • Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community logo

    Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community

    The Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community is a free initiative helping schools, organisations and businesses in Dorset to source 100% sustainable palm oil in the products that they sell, serve.

    Started in Spring 2021 as part of Chester Zoo’s Sustainable Palm Oil Communities, the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community is a free initiative helping schools, organisations and businesses in Dorset to source 100% sustainable palm oil in the products that they sell, serve.

    We want to help Dorset become the world's first Sustainable Palm Oil County by encouraging 50 local organisations and businesses to commit to only using sustainable palm oil. 

    If you work in hospitality, or any other sector that serves or sells food, start the conversation about the need for sustainable palm oil by encouraging your employer to sign the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community Organisation Pledge

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    Dorset Wildlife Trust

    Together with our 26,000 members, volunteers and supporters, we are Dorset's largest nature conservation charity. We work to champion wildlife and natural places on our 42 nature reserves.

    Our Vision is Dorset rich in wildlife for everyone. 

    Our Mission is to champion wildlife and natural places and to inspire people to value and take action for nature. 

    Dorset Wildlife Trust is the leading charity dedicated to nature conservation in Dorset.  From small beginnings in 1961 based entirely on voluntary effort, we now have over 25,000 members, 42 nature reserves, 5 visitor centres and a thriving programme of outreach with communities and land and sea managers.  As a business we have grown but we have never lost our volunteer ethos and rely on the support of thousands of people.  

    Dorset’s world renowned geology is reflected in its varied range of terrestrial and marine habitats, including heathlands, chalk downland, flower-rich hay meadows, chalk streams, tide-swept offshore reefs and sheltered saline lagoons.  Despite losses, it is still one of the richest counties for wildlife in England. 


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    Dreams Come True

    DCT supports children and young adults from the age of 2 – 21 with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. We grant dreams to children who really deserve them. A dream is important as it is something for them to look forward too and a distraction from the gruelling hospital appointments and illness. A dream will often include the whole family which helps reward everyone involved in the child's illness.
  • Dynamic Dunescape logo

    Dynamic Dunescape

    Dynamic Dunescapes is an exciting and ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife.

    Many of us know and love sand dunes as beautiful coastal landscapes, but they are also important biodiversity hotspots. These dunes are a sanctuary for rare species which are perfectly adapted to live in sand. At a healthy dune, you could find orchids, toads, birds and lizards thriving!

    But these special creatures are at risk. Over time, many sand dunes have become covered by grass and scrub which have stabilised the sand too much, and invasive species have overtaken native ones. We now know that a dune environment needs areas of freely-moving sand, healthy sheltered dune slacks and areas with low vegetation to support its diverse wildlife. We’re using pioneering conservation techniques to rejuvenate the dunes and make their shifting sands the perfect home for our threatened wildlife again.

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    East African Playgrounds

    Experience the culture, landscape and wildlife of the award winning country, Uganda. Take on the challenge of trekking and canoeing through Western Uganda, enjoying the stunning scenery along the way. Walk alongside the last remaining silverback gorillas then transform an empty playing field into a safe and exciting playground for children to enjoy for years to come. Adventure and explore, whilst supporting development.
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    East Dorset Friends of the Earth

    An environmental campaigning Group that campaigns on local and global issues.
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    We are a registered international equality-in-sport charity that exists to advance and promote equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport.

    equitysport is a UK based charity that exists to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in global sport in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

    Through free-form development, education and targeted advocacy, we seek an inclusive global sporting landscape that lives up to the true values of sport; where anyone can strive to participate and realise their potential on an equal footing to anyone else, whoever they are, wherever they come from and whatever their background.

    With an expert in-house team and network of world-renowned consultants, boasting over hundreds of years of collective experience at every level of sport, business and law all over the world, equitysport is determined to be recognised as one of the most imaginative, innovative and effective charities in sport; one that can succeed where others can’t or won’t.

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    Faithworks Wessex

    Faithworks is a local independent Christian charity, passionate about helping people in crisis.

    We are Faithworks - a local independent Christian charity, passionate about helping people not only get out of crisis or isolation, but journeying with them until they thrive. We love to provide practical solutions around Food, Finance, Home or People. We work with lots of partners – Councils, other charities, and especially local churches. We want people to be able to stand up and say “I can do this now!” 

  • Family Counselling Trust logo

    Family Counselling Trust

    The Family Counselling Trust (FCT) is a registered mental health charity providing key early intervention counselling support to children and young people (up to age 18) and their families.

    FCT was founded in Dorset in 2005 to respond to the growing challenges facing families and young people – emotional, behavioural or other mental health problems – where they were unable to access timely and adequate support.  FCT raises funds to enable parents on stretched incomes to access prompt help for their children.

    FCT offers children and young people an early opportunity to be supported by a qualified psychological therapist, in what is a holistic service involving the families.

  • FareShare logo


    FareShare is the UK's largest food distribution charity, helping to support organisations such as Kid's breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless hostels and refuges. At FareShare we help over 9,653 charities make delicious and nutritious meals by saving food from going to waste. FareShare also redistributed more than 16,992 tonnes of food enough to provide 36.7 million meals for people in need. We now operate 21 Regional Centres around the UK.
  • Footbus logo


    Don’t walk home on your own from a night out. With the new Footbus App there’s safety in numbers and more fun too! Create a route in seconds, share it with your friends and walk together.

    Footbus tells you when and where to meet, gives you a route map of where you’re going, and lets you know who you’re walking with. 

    With all the necessary info in a clear and easy to use app, there’s no need to send tons of messages or scroll through long group chats.  

    Receive a route notification, click accept to be added to the route or decline, and everyone will know whether you are joining the route or not. You can suggest stops along the way too - like a walking bus.

    Just click on a route any time to see the details of when and where you are walking and who with, safe in the knowledge that your routes are only shared with the group of people that you want to see them.

    Use Footbus to create instant one-off routes or plan routes in advance all in just a few clicks. With live route tracking and in-route messaging Footbus gives you all the information you need in one place.

    Footbus is not about counting your steps or recording how far you have walked. Footbus is just a quick and hassle-free way to arrange meeting up and walking with friends.

    So whether you’re walking home after a night out, to campus, to town, regular walking or running routes for fitness with friends, or just meeting for a social walk on a sunny day, we would love you to try out Footbus.

    Don’t walk on your own, download the free app soon and walk together with Footbus! 

    For more info check out Feel free to contact us with comments, questions or suggestions at


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    FRANK Water

    We are a safe water and sanitation charity.
  • Freshwater Biological Association logo

    Freshwater Biological Association

    Charity promoting study, research and training in freshwater biology.

    The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a thriving membership association and registered charity, dedicated to understanding and conserving freshwaters across the globe. Founded in 1929, we have long worked to protect our global freshwaters by facilitating innovative research in the field, and making information about these environments easily accessible.

  • Friends of Coy Pond - upper Bournemouth Gardens logo

    Friends of Coy Pond - upper Bournemouth Gardens

    We are a volunteer group who work closely with Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole (BCP) Council in the maintenance and improvement of Coy Pond, the beautiful open space at Coy Pond.

    The area consists of a large pond and a nearby 550 foot rockery, which is the longest on the south coast. We have a project in mind for which we require specialist volunteers, in particular, artists. Alongside the pond there is a plain concrete block wall on which we would like to have a mural painted, representing various aspects of the area. The block wall is approximately one metre high by 14 metres in length. We can assist with costs.

  • Future Leaders Network logo

    Future Leaders Network

    We are a social enterprise aimed at discovering and developing the next generation of social, political and economic leaders in the United Kingdom.

    Since 2011, we've selected young people to represent the U.K. at the G7 and G20 Youth Summits. These are the official youth engagement groups for the G7 and G20 Heads of State Summits and are an opportunity for young people to influence the highest level of decision making.

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    G S I Events Ltd

    GSi Events Ltd specialise in organising events that provide a fundraising platform for charities.
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    They go to their first ever sleepover, canoe on rivers, learn about body confidence, lead their own camp, or simply have fun and try new things with girls their age. Girls take what they do in guiding with them as they grow up. They develop the skills and confidence that they need to reach their potential - as students, colleagues, parents, friends and citizens - and become the young women that they want to be.
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    Girlguiding Dorset

    Girlguiding Dorset is part of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Through fun, friendship,challenge and adventure, we empower girls to find their voice. Guiding is a worldwide family for girls from the age of 5 who can remain as an active member throughout their life. They may join any section appropriate to their age, or pass from one section to the next. Each level has it's own programme. Guiding would not exist without the Adult Volunteers who give their time to run these various groups. Leadership training is open to any woman from the age of 18.
  • GoPladdle logo


    We are a registered community interest company based in Poole. Our focus is on plastic pollution, we are cleaning up the harbour with beach cleans on foot and in kayaks, working with local communities and providing education to individuals and businesses on the impact of marine plastics and putting measures in place to reduce their waste.
  • Green Island Holiday Trust logo

    Green Island Holiday Trust

    We provide supported holidays for local people living with a disability. Each summer, we provide six one-week holidays based in the Dorset countryside.

    We provide supported holidays for local people living with a disability or long-term health issue. We usually organise six holiday weeks a year during the months of May and September, offering places for up to five holidaymakers on each week. A team of residential volunteers stay alongside the holidaymakers assisting them with their support needs. The groups stay in accessible accommodation, sharing a week of fun and friendship, centred around a varied programme of activities both at the holiday venue and in the local area.

    Unfortunately Covid-19  disrupted our holidays in both 2020 and 2021 but we are resuming our holidays this summer. We have four holidays planned, two in June, one in July and two in September at our new holiday venue, Ellwood Cottages situated in the hamlet of Woolland near Blandford.   

  • GreenGen Environmental Solutions logo

    GreenGen Environmental Solutions

    A not for profit social enterprise executing community planting projects, funded by listing and selling green alternatives to every day products.

    With a growing list of eco products and services, we aim to be the go to marketplace for those wishing to reduce their environmental impact whilst supporting community fruit, veg and herb planting. 


  • Guide Dogs logo

    Guide Dogs

    Guide Dogs is a charity which provide a wide range of services to support blind and partially sighted people.

    Our purpose: to provide life-changing services for the independence of people living with sight loss and their friends and family.

  • Hammersley Homes logo

    Hammersley Homes

    Hammersley Homes’ central aim is to improve the quality of life for people with enduring mental illness. Our vision for the charity is simple: to provide safety, security, comfort and friendship

    Whilst our volunteering opportunities are open to anyone to apply, we think they may be of particular interest to students studying Health and Social Care Degrees.

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    Handball Society

    The Handball Club is a successful student led Club promoting handball.

    We are currently missing committee positions and this is where you come in! If you’d like to step up and be a committee member of one of these already established groups then please apply.

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    Healthwatch Dorset

    Healthwatch Dorset is the county’s independent health and care champion. It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. Local health and care, shaped by you.

    Healthwatch Dorset is a local independent service which exists to speak up for local people on health and care.  Our role is to make sure that the health and care system across Dorset reflects what local people expect and need.  We will listen to your opinions and experiences of health and social care services and feedback your views to the people who plan, pay for and deliver health and care services (the commissioners and providers).  We can also help you to find the information you need about a local health or care service or point you towards someone who can help you if you need support to raise a concern or make a complaint about a service. We are independent from the NHS, Local Authority and other local health and social care services so people can talk freely about whatever they like.

    Healthwatch Dorset is one of a network of local Healthwatch organisations that cover each local authority area with social services responsibility across England.


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    Heatherlands Primary School

    Various volunteering opportunities working with 4-11 year olds.
  • Help and Care logo

    Help and Care

    Help and Care is a registered Charity that supports people and communities to live the lives they choose. For over 30 years, we've been promoting dignity and independence for all people, to those livi

    Help and Care is a registered Charity that supports people and communities to live the lives they choose. For over 30 years, we've been promoting dignity and independence for all people, to those living with long-term health condition and carers. What makes us different is our person-centered approach. We understand that each individual has different needs, so we listen and offer a personalised solution, with a 'can do' attitude. Based in Bournemouth, we offer services across South-Central England.

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    Help for Heroes

    We provide recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service, no matter when they served.

    Our aim is to empower Veterans and Service Personnel to look beyond illness and injury. Every penny we raise, facility we run and activity we offer is to help Veterans and Service Personnel reach their potential, regain their purpose and have a positive impact on society.

    We achieve this through physical and emotional rehabilitation and recovery. We also identify new career opportunities and offer financial and welfare support. 


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    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

    We change the lives of Young People, Adults as well as their Carers and Families via our "Helpful Hounds" Assistance and Therapy Dogs.

    We support Physical Disablement, Autism, Down's Syndrome, PTSD and other emotional Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. In addition we provide Therapy Dogs for Schools and other Educational Establishments for Special Needs or Stress.

  • High Mead Farm logo

    High Mead Farm

    High Mead Farm is a therapeutic farm, providing a natural nurturing environment to those that attend. We support people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities and many more. Using the land, animals, pottery studio, and woodwork as means of therapy, increasing self-esteem, confidence and knowledge. We are a Community Interest Company, much like a charity, and rely on fund raising and selling our home grown produce. We are a hub for volunteers, but always need more help with our events!
  • Highcliffe Castle logo

    Highcliffe Castle

    Heritage attraction, weddings and event venue just outside of Christchurch.

    Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest.



    We are a nursing home in Highcliffe, Christchurch. At present we have 40 residents and expanding to have up to 56 by this Summer. We are very homely and love creating beautiful and stimulating days for our residents. visit us, children from the nursery school, the navy, army cadets, singers and many other community members. Please do not hesitate to contact us with anything you would like to do for us, no matter how different.
  • Hope for Children logo

    Hope for Children

    Hope for Children is an international charity working towards a world where every child has a happy childhood that sets them up for a positive future.

    Almost half the world’s children live in extreme poverty. We are helping to change this by delivering education, health, livelihoods and Child Rights projects that benefit thousands of children and families each year.

    Everything we do is for the benefit of today’s children and tomorrow’s parents, supporting present and future generations to achieve long-term change. We know it will take time.

  • HOPE FOR FOOD logo


    Hope for Food is a registered charity based in Bournemouth, set up and run entirely by volunteers. We run 5 soup kitchens a week and help up to 60 families a week with a food parcel.


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    If Everyone Cares CIC

    Community Mapping, charities, community groups & projects - both and (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Community Map).Connecting People & Communities - One Click at a Time

  • Imran Khan Cancer Appeal logo

    Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

    Imran Khan Cancer Appeal helps run the only cancer hospital in Pakistan, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it.

    Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) helps run the only cancer hospital in Pakistan, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it. Annually, at SKMCH, we are able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients. Other patients, depending on their financial situation, are offered subsidised treatment.

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    Inspire Dorset Sports & Social Groups

    Inspire Dorset Sports & Social Group organises football groups for adults to return to competitive football, we also run mixed junior football and a youth club for 7-11-year-olds and 11-18-year-olds.

    We are currently a community interest group and we plan to grow to a charity over the next 3-5 years.  We organise football groups for adults to return to competitive football, enabling individuals to get back into sport. 



  • International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) logo

    International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA)

    IAPWA was founded to provide protection and improve the welfare of animals in need. Today we are an international animal welfare charity, driven to provide a lifeline for animals around the world.

    We are looking for County Leaders in the Dorset area to undertake fundraising events for the charity.  The events can be anything from online fundraisers to coffee mornings, car boot sales, raffles, car washes etc.  County Leaders will be managed by a County Manager who will be on hand whenever needed to help with the organising/advertising of events or to help and offer support in any way needed.  Each County Leader is given a target of £500 a year.

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    James Burns House

    James Burns House is a residential care home providing support to adults with physical disabilities in Bournemouth.

    We  are a residential 21 bedroom care home specialising in supporting people who have varying needs as a result of physical and long term neurological conditions. 
    We support people to develop a personalised support programme based on their needs, wishes and aspirations. We celebrate people’s collective differences, as well as their shared strengths and we recognise that everyone's support needs are individual.

  • JDRF logo


    JDRF is the worlds only type 1 diabetes charity. We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and provide information for those living with or supporting someone with this life long auto immune condition. We host a variety of fundraising events around the UK to support our world renowned and ground breaking research.
  • Julia's House Children's Hospices logo

    Julia's House Children's Hospices

    Julia’s House, The Wiltshire and Dorset Children’s Hospices, provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition.

    Julia’s House, The Wiltshire and Dorset Children’s Hospices, provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. We rely on volunteers to support the work that we do, and have opportunities in our charity shops, the office, and at our challenge and events.

  • KEEN UK logo


    KEEN is an award-winning youth-led organisation that believes everyone should be included in society. We run inclusive projects and support inclusion more widely in society and other organisations.

    KEEN is an award-winning youth-led organisation that believes everyone should be included in society.

    We create and run inclusive projects, support for inclusion in other organisations, and promote inclusion more widely.

    We welcome everyone to participate at KEEN, particularly groups that are often excluded like disabled children and adults.

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    Kinson Business Forum

    We're a community group made up of people living and working in Kinson who organise free community events to make the area more vibrant for local residents and visitors.
  • Lewis-Manning Hospice logo

    Lewis-Manning Hospice

    Lewis-Manning Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting conditions from diagnosis to end of life. We are the only local non-NHS hospice in East Dorset providing a safe and caring place to die and a place for families to face death together. We care for local people whose lives have been turned upside-down by a life-changing diagnosis. We do this through our three core services: End of Life Care (In Patient Unit), Day Hospice and our specialist out-patient clinics. ‘The care that Lewis-Manning provides has turned my life around. ’ - Day Hospice Patient
  • Lions Club of Bournemouth logo

    Lions Club of Bournemouth

    We are volunteers who serve our communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest voluntary service organisation with 1.44 million members in over 200 countries. Lions Club of Bournemouth work in the local community, holding events and fund raising for local charities and giving help to the community where there is a need
  • Little Lives UK logo

    Little Lives UK

    Little Lives UK are proud to be a children’s charity who support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people to help them build stronger futures.

    Little Lives UK are proud to be a children’s charity who support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people to help them build stronger futures. Working within our communities we identify some of the major problems that children are facing and organise projects that will help try to resolve these issues. 

    We provide opportunities to children around the UK, that will help them build confidence, so they can go on to become safe, responsible and happy adults.

  • Livability logo


    Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.
  • Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Community Association logo

    Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Community Association

    LUBCA is a community association based in Upton, north-west Poole, about 7 miles from Wallisdown campus. We are charitable organisation dedicated to the well-being of the local community and have four main activities at present: we run and maintain our Community Centre, we support the local Carnival, we mount an annual food festival - Venfest - and we support Community Art events.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support logo

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.

    We're here for everyone affected by cancer, their family and friends. Find support and advice, meet people who understand, get involved and help us be there.

  • Marrow - Anthony Nolan logo

    Marrow - Anthony Nolan

    Anthony Nolan matches incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells to people with blood cancer and blood disorders in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student to spread the word about our lifesaving work on campus. Anthony Nolan would like to hold a recruitment event at Bournemouth University to help recruit potentially lifesaving donors to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.
  • Medical Detection Dogs logo

    Medical Detection Dogs

    Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, insamples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event.
  • Mental Health Innovations (MHI) logo

    Mental Health Innovations (MHI)

    MHI publicly launched Shout 85258 in 2019 to provide a free, anonymous and confidential source of support for those in distress which can be accessed anywhere in the UK through text.

    Our trained Shout Volunteers are invaluable and at the heart of everything we do.

    They are often the first person our texters have spoken to about how they are feeling. On shifts booked at a time that suits them from the comfort of their home, they will work to take someone in distress to a calmer place. If you like the sound of joining this incredible community, read on!

    Due to the high-level of demand we are currently seeing for our service overnight, we are currently only accepting applications from people who can volunteering for shifts between the hours of 10pm - 6am to meet this demand. 

  • Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children logo

    Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children

    Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children, offer a bespoke support service to any child and young person across Dorset who has experienced the death of a loved one. We also support those who are facing a death following a terminal diagnosis. The support includes counselling, family days and residential weekends.
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    MYTIME Young Carers

    At MYTIME, it is our mission to level the playing field for young carers and young adult carers everywhere by providing them with the support, opportunities and friendship that every child deserves.

    A young carer is a child, just like any other. The only difference is that young carers are responsible for the care of at least one member of their family, though they may be as young as 5 years old themselves. These children work incredibly hard to take care of their loved ones, yet they represent a largely forgotten community, and can face disadvantage as a result.  

    We are looking for BU volunteers that can help us deliver these programmes. Your role could involve supporting the young carers directly, administration and 'behind the scenes' work, communications or fundraising. In return we will provide you with hugely valuable work experience in the charity sector, training and the chance to belong to our fantasic team. 

    We have worked with an incredible BU Volunteer this year and the time she has dedicated to us has been hugely valuable. We really value our volunteers and will do our best to support them to explore the areas they are passionate about and to grow their skills. 


  • Naomi House logo

    Naomi House

    Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults. The charity offers a unique and vital service allowing families to take advantage of much needed respite, community, emergency, end of life and post-bereavement care. The charity employs highly skilled doctors, nurses, carers and play specialists, as well as an experienced family support team who offer practical, emotional and spiritual support for the whole family, throughout their child’s life and after death.
  • National Trust - Corfe Castle nr Swanage, Dorset logo

    National Trust - Corfe Castle nr Swanage, Dorset

    One of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.

    Thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

    One of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians. A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, all ages are captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views across Purbeck. Discover 1,000 years of our history as a royal palace and fortress. With fallen walls and secret places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner. Spot the 'murder holes' and count the arrow loops. Feel history come to life and see the wildlife that has set up home here.

    We’re looking for volunteers to help care for Corfe Castle and the surrounding area around Purbeck and make visitors to the castle welcome and make the most of their visit. You can learn new skills, meet new people, share your love of the area and just have fun.

    Volunteer roles include learning guides, events and visitor welcome volunteers, artisan volunteers and fundraisers.

  • National Trust - Kingston Lacy nr Wimborne, Dorset logo

    National Trust - Kingston Lacy nr Wimborne, Dorset

    We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after hundreds of houses and close to a million objects, along with vast areas of coastline, countryside and green spaces.

    Kingston Lacy is an opulent family home built to resemble a Venetian Palace.

    With our staff, members, volunteers and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference.



  • National Trust - Montacute House nr Yeovil Somerset logo

    National Trust - Montacute House nr Yeovil Somerset

    The National Trust is a conservation charity and volunteering is at the centre of the organisation. There are opportunities to gain professional skills across many areas.

    Montacute House is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass and local, ham stone. The Long Gallery, which is the longest of its kind in England, houses over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. The team of staff and volunteers look after the house and its surrounding gardens, telling the story of this place and helping visitors understand our part in its conservation.  

  • New Forest National Park Authority logo

    New Forest National Park Authority

    The New Forest National Park Authority always needs dedicated, passionate volunteers to help deliver a wide range of projects across the New Forest. Opportunities include woodland, heathland and grassland restoration, carrying out archaeological surveys and excavations and walking historic rights of way. We also seek enthusiastic volunteers to help with public events and activities aimed at connecting people to the National Park. No experience needed, as training is provided, and our opportunities offer a chance to meet like minded people and see parts of the forest you may never have seen.
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    New Forest Sailability

    We are locally known as New Forest Sailability (NFS) and are based at Spinnaker Sailing Club, Ringwood.

    Our aim is to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the exciting sport of sailing. Here is where you can learn to sail a dinghy, sit back and relax whilst someone else takes you for a trip, take part in races. All this within the safe confines of our beautiful lake in the heart of the New Forest. Sailing is great fun, you would be most welcome as a volunteer or sailor, and you will soon make new friends in our relaxed, fun environment.

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    New Forest Volunteer Centre

    The New Forest Volunteer Centre promotes and supports volunteering in the New Forest. We recruit potential volunteers from all sections of the community and work with people and groups to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively looking for volunteers to assist them with their work. Volunteering is simple. It’s about giving your time to do something useful that can benefit both you and your community. Many voluntary organisations would not survive without the time freely given by volunteers.
  • NHS Volunteer Responders logo

    NHS Volunteer Responders

    NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk.

    You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks on the NHS website such as Community Response volunteer, Patient Transport volunteer, NHS Transport volunteer and Check-in and Chat volunteer. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.

  • NSPCC logo


    As the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse, everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow.

    As the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse, everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow. We change the law. We provide school assemblies across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen. But all this is only possible with your support. Every pound you raise, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood

  • Over The Wall Children's Charity logo

    Over The Wall Children's Charity

    OTW provides FOC residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges. We have a variety of exciting volunteering roles available. These include: Activity Leader, Team Mate, Camp Recorder (Photographer), Safeguarding Officer & Clinical Volunteer. Our camps take place from April to October and are held at high quality locations in Scotland, the Midlands and the South of England. OTW have been certified as being an ‘Approved Residential Activity Provider’ for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. For more information please visit
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    Oxfam Boscombe

    Charity Shop
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    Oxfam Campaigns

    Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved.

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    Oxfam Poole

    Charity shop selling donated clothes, accessories, books, toys, homeware items. Majority of stock is sold on shop floor, but we also run an online shop. Some stock of higher value is photographed and listed online. All the donated sorted, cleaned (clothes are steamed), priced, then displayed in attractive order on the shop floor. Items already on sale get checked regularly and those passed its selling cycle date will be withdrawn and replaced with fresh stock. All these jobs and more present exiting opportunities for a potential volunteer to expand their skills and learn something new.
  • Parkinson's UK logo

    Parkinson's UK

    Every hour two people are diagnosed with Parkinson's - a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure. There are currently around 145,000 people living with Parkinson's across the UK. We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone.
  • Parkstone Connect logo

    Parkstone Connect

    Our vibrant centre aims to keep people with long term health conditions active healthy and connected to their local communities for as long as possible.

    Parkstone Connect is nestled in the heart of parkstones local community. It is in a large, modern, vibrant and welcoming building with brightly coloured decor and art and craft work produced by the clients is displayed throughout. It has an accesible garden. The service boasts a sports activitiy hall, music room, computer room, art studio complete with kiln, a sensory room and other rooms for group activities and individuals to socialise. The service has a vibrant timetable with a wide range of activities that works towards achieving clients individual outcomes and goals. They take place in the centre or out in the community and are organised around total communication; health and wellbeing; sensory and relaxation; the arts and music. Examples include boccia, sensory exporation, drama, art, ceramics, woodwork, music reminiscence, cooking, yoga, and football.

  • PDSA logo


    PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides low cost and free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership. At PDSA, saving, protecting and healing pets is what we’re all about. We are dedicated to improving pet wellbeing in three special ways – by educating owners, preventing disease and carrying out life-saving operations.
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    People & Planet

    People & Planet is the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice.

    People & Planet is looking for volunteers to assist with compiling its 2021 People & Planet
    University League; the only higher education ranking that classifies based on social and climate
    justice criteria.
    Universities impart skills and knowledge, form life-long beliefs and behaviours, act as centres of
    communities, employ, house and feed large numbers of people and promote the creation and sharing
    of knowledge. We believe this makes them uniquely placed to lead on environmental and ethical
    issues. For this reason the People & Planet University League has been running since 2007 and has
    been published by high-profile media partners such as The Guardian and The Times Higher
    Volunteers will research publicly available university documents and assess universities against our
    marking criteria, which cover a wide range of climate and social justice issues including
    decarbonisation, fossil fuel divestment, ethical banking, workers’ rights and ethical supply chains
    among others. This work will help to push the university sector towards taking immediate and
    appropriate action on the climate crisis and upholding the rights and wellbeing of all people

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    People First Forum

    A speaking up charity run for and by people with learning disabilities in Bournemouth and Poole.
  • Play Action International logo

    Play Action International

    We work in disadvantaged communities, focusing on enhancing children’s learning, development and access to education through play.

    We work with some of the most vulnerable children and communities in the world, supporting children living in extreme poverty and those experiencing danger, displacement, conflict and natural/humanitarian disasters.  We work with children, parents, caregivers, teachers, community leaders and NGOs to highlight the importance of play and enable them to integrate play-based initiatives for enhanced education, health and development outcomes.  Over the next few years, we look forward to further developing our Monitoring & Evaluation systems to gain and even better understand the long-term impacts and benefits of play on the lives of disadvantaged children.

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    Poole Communities Trust

    We are a charity that supports Poole communities through different centres, At the moment we have a centre in Branksome up and running, we are raising money in the Bourne estate to rebuild their community centre; we are carrying out community development work in Turlin Moor. We are looking for support at out Branksome Community Centre.
  • Poole Enviroteers logo

    Poole Enviroteers

    Poole Enviroteers is a volunteer initiative aspiring to get all residents of Poole taking action in their local open spaces. Poole Enviroteers promotes the work of local community groups, opportunities at ‘new to you’ alongside supporting individuals in taking action through our own volunteer activity days! All our volunteer opportunities: Offer taster sessions Have no-commitment attached Are welcoming to all and you are welcome to bring friends! We love to facilitate ideas from anyone, so bring us your volunteer ideas and we can help support in making these a reality.
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    Poole High School

    Local Sixth Form seeking support in providing enrichment opportunities to their students. Be it calligraphy to circus skills - we would love to hear from you!

    At Poole High Sixth Form we aim to inspire and motivate our young people aged 16-19 through getting involved in enrichment opportunites provided by members of the local community. 

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    Poole Museum Volunteers

    Poole Museum Volunteers are a dedicated team providing volunteering opportunities at Poole Museum & Scaplen's Court as well as supporting cultural activities in the BCP area.

    Poole Museum Volunteers are based at Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court in Poole Old Town. We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities throughout the museums including stewarding exhibitions, engagement with visitors, research and collections care, oral history programme and soon as part of our redevelopment programme ‘Museum on the Road’. We also signpost activities for arts and wellbeing groups in the BCP area. 

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    Poole Town Youth Football Club

    A local chartered standard grassroots football club playing within Bournemouth and Dorset Youth League. We are affiliated to Dorset FA. Ages from under 7 to under 18. We also have girls team too. All our coaches have level one qualifications.
  • Postgraduate Society logo

    Postgraduate Society

    The society aims to create a post-graduate community within SUBU and BU for students to belong to a network of highly skilled postgraduate students who will seek to offer help to each other.

    The Postgraduate Society supported by SUBU and the Doctoral College will also host events and activities tailored for postgraduate students in order to provide both fun and academic engagement in BU.

  • Prama Foundation logo

    Prama Foundation

    A Christian UK Charity raising awareness, tackling issues and promoting initiatives to help those who need it most by providing home care, local community groups and fundraising through our charity shops and other activities.
  • PramaLIFE logo


    PramaLife is a registered charity providing clubs, groups and activities to mainly older people. We also provide support to informal adult carers. We have developed a range of telephone based support.

    PramaLife is part of a non profit charity providing services and care. As a Christian Charity we enable those who live with vulnerability or isolation enjoy their independence, lead fulfilling lives.
    PramaLIFE is our community outreach programme across the Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset areas.  We offer a wide range of activities and services which look to directly tackle social isolation and lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. 
    For More information why not go directly to our PramaLife website at
  • Quidditch Society logo

    Quidditch Society

    The Bournemouth Banshees promote and plays Quidditch

    An established Society in need of a few more Commitee Members.

  • Rainbow Trust logo

    Rainbow Trust

    Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a serious or life-threatening illness. We offer the whole family support, regardless of diagnosis and are there for as long as a family needs us.
  • Raleigh International logo

    Raleigh International

    Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering programme for 17-24 year olds from around the world.

    For many years, we have led the way in working with young people to achieve development outcomes. We equip them with the skills, confidence and experiences they need to be empowered, effective and energetic partners in development.

    Young volunteers from all nationalities and backgrounds, including the host communities, deliver Raleigh’s programmes by joining either the Expedition or the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.

  • RESULTS UK logo


    RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

    RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. We push for change through parliamentary advocacy, policy advocacy and, at the heart of it all, grassroots campaigning.

    Our campaigners receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, they learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity.

    Backed by the in-depth research and the political expertise of staff, RESULTS campaigners realise the incredible power they possess to use their voices to change the world.

    For us, the building blocks of the end of poverty can be most simply put as healtheducation, and economic opportunities. Our campaigns are usually based on these key issue areas and are always based on the work of the parliamentary and policy team. 

    For more information, check out our Volunteers' Welcome Pack

  • RNLI logo


    We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. We’re taking action to prevent coastal drownings in the UK through our RespectTheWater campaign to tackle the global drowning epidemic As a charity, we rely on voluntary donations to fund our work, and have saved over 140,000 lives in our 190 year history. This is a unique opportunity for a summer job that makes a difference.
  • Royal Air Force Association logo

    Royal Air Force Association

    The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families.

    Volunteers provide visits to members of the RAF family to help combat loneliness, provide information or to help them make financial applications in times of hardship. Volunteers help us fundraise and they support us in many tasks throughout our branch network across the world.

  • Royal Lifesaving Society UK logo

    Royal Lifesaving Society UK

    The Drowning Prevention Charity We work to support the delivery of A Future Without Drowning, and need your help to provide education to the local community.
  • RSPB logo


    The RSPB is the Country’s largest conservation charity aiming to inspire everyone to help nature. Together with our partners we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns and coast and countryside can teem with wildlife once again. We work to secure a healthy environment for nature and people, by speaking out for wildlife and tackling problems that threaten the natural world. We believe education and inspiring children, families and individuals is vital to protecting nature in the future and encourage them to speak out for nature too.
  • SafeWise logo


    We deliver interactive and practical ‘skills for life’ education in realistic full size streetscapes at Bournemouth, Weymouth and Swindon (from 2020). Our philosophy is one of ‘discuss, decide and do’ where visitors are actively engaged in an immersive environment rather than simply listening to advice. We cover road safety, fire safety, water safety and home safety alongside crime prevention, what to do in an emergency, healthy living, mental wellbeing, citizenship, environmental sustainability, householder responsibilities, financial skills and much more.
  • Samaritans Bournemouth logo

    Samaritans Bournemouth

    Bournemouth Samaritans provides emotional support, to anyone via phone, Email, SMS and a walk in service. We are there for anyone who would like to use our service. We also work in our community with many organisations.
  • Samaritans Charity Shop logo

    Samaritans Charity Shop

    Samaritans supports anyone who is going through a difficult time. Our Listening volunteers are available 24/7 365 days a year. Essential income from our shop enables us to do this.

    We are looking to recruit volunteers in our shop which is located at 246 Old Christchurch Road, BH1. The role involves working on the till, tidying the shop floor or helping with window displays. Ideally students would be able to give a minimum of 2/3 hours per shift, however we appreciate any help available. Currently we are open Monday to Saturday 11am till 5pm. Our shop is a vital part of the local community and provides essential income so that our branch can remain open 24/7 for our Listening volunteers to support anyone who is experiencing a difficult time. Volunteers in our shop play a valuable role in helping us to be there for our callers, as well as gaining retail experience and communication skills.

  • Save Swanage Ambulance Car- Campaign Group logo

    Save Swanage Ambulance Car- Campaign Group

    We are a handful of voluntary people who became aware that the Swanage Ambulance Car was under threat and are thus campaigning to prevent its removal.

    The paramedic car which serves Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck villages, is in danger of being withdrawn according to a local reliable source. The hard-fought service has been in place since 2008 due to the overnight closure of the Swanage Cottage Hospital minor injuries unit. The car, staffed by a paramedic, provides round the clock emergency care for the town and surrounding areas. We also have millions of tourists visit the area.

    The group consists of members of Swanage Town Council,others with business and medical experience. 3 petitions are in place and we have recived a lot of support from the media ,please look at our website -

    We are looking for help with social media,a videographer, answering e mails and zoom meet every Tuesday at 10am, we are a friendly bunch who are just tring to help our community save a vital asset.

  • Sense logo


    For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

    We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Our experts offer support that’s tailored to the individual needs of each person, whether that’s at our centres, through our holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. In addition to practical support, we also provide information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life. 

  • Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS logo

    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS

    STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender, who lives works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence.

    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service is based in Poole and offers free, confidential specialist emotional and practical support and information to male, female, transgender and any other gender identity or sexual orientation to survivors who have suffered sexual violence of any kind at any time. Our services include a helpline, 1 to 1 counselling and an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) Service are available to children and young people, as well as, adults. All our services are free.

  • Shelter logo


    Shelter believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. Our work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone. (Part of Street Support Bournemouth project)
  • Slades Farm Community Garden logo

    Slades Farm Community Garden

    A 2 acre organic wildlife garden in an urban green space, Slades garden is a community project run by volunteers. There are lots of opportunities for conservation work from September to Easter every year. This includes activities like bramble-bashing, tree removal, tree planting, pond clearing and habitat creation. There are two working sessions each month for the public, and additional sessions can usually be arranged if enough students are interested.
  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) logo

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

    We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

    SSAFA is a UK charity, established 1885, that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.

  • Solent Mind logo

    Solent Mind

    We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. An advocate is someone who can both listen to you and speak for you in times of need. Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people are able to speak out, to express their views and defend their rights. In its simplest form, advocacy can mean just listening respectfully to someone.
  • Somerset Rail to Trail Project logo

    Somerset Rail to Trail Project

    We are a community led organisation aiming to transform the disused railways of Somerset into accessible trailways for pedestrians, disabled users, cyclists and equestrians alike.

    The Somerset Rail to Trail Project is a community led initiative with ambitious aims to transform the disused railways of Somerset into accessible, traffic-free trailways,  tackling a range of issues from climate change to improved physical and mental well-being. 

    We would like to offer a voluntary role for Media/Communications students to get involved with developing our marketing strategy and running our media campaign to both increase customer engagement and build political support at the very highest levels of government.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience with a live campaign and really show what you can do.

    You will be working from home, have flexible hours to suit you though you must commit to half a day per week (4 hours per week).  You will always have access to the organisation Directors as well as to a PR mentor for guidance at any time.

    Please do have a look at our website If you feel that you have got what it takes to make a difference, please do get in touch at

  • SportsAid Trust logo

    SportsAid Trust

    SportsAid is a national charity supporting young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the next generation of Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions. We provide financial awards and recognition, workshops & and mentoring. Athletes are typically aged 12-18, 20% disabled, 50/50 gender split.
  • St John Ambulance logo

    St John Ambulance

    St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
  • Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole logo

    Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

    We are a collective of organisations and charities in the local area, working together to combat homelessness. There are many ways in which you can help; from supplying practical items to working with national and local organisations who help rough sleepers and people moving on into accommodation. You could also run a fundraising event or use our expertise and contacts within the homelessness sector, to help with your uni projects. There are also opportunities to get involved with the running of the website, if you're looking to work from home!
  • Stroke Association logo

    Stroke Association

    We are the UK’s leading stroke charity, fighting for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the support that they need. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and raise awarness of how to reduce your risk of stroke and bring down your blood pressure.
  • Student Action for Refugees logo

    Student Action for Refugees

    We, Student Action for Refugees (STAR), are partnered with the International Care Network (ICN) in Bournemouth, who have set up a peer mentoring programme, where volunteers are paired with young-adult (male) refugees in the area. The aim is to integrate and develop relationships with these young people, through mentoring and friendship over a number of weeks and months. Get in touch for more information if you’re interested, we’d love to have you on board!
  • Students Organising for Sustainability logo

    Students Organising for Sustainability

    Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) is a new educational charity that seeks to get more students leading on and learning for sustainability.

    Building on fifty years of leading-edge campaigns and programmes, developed by the National Union of Students (NUS UK), SOS-UK aims to harness the desire of students and young people to respond to the climate emergency and lead society to a better future.

  • SUBU 5 Minute Volunteering logo

    SUBU 5 Minute Volunteering

    SUBU Community Volunteering help to organise short, sweet volunteering projects, with busier students in mind, so that it will only take a few minutes of your time. Pop up 5 Minute Volunteering happens all over campus, so if you see us, drop by and and say hi, and join in the activity.
  • SUBU Beach Champions logo

    SUBU Beach Champions

    SUBU Beach Champions organise Beach Cleans for BU Students, to help keep our gorgeous Dorset coastline litter free, throughout the year.

    Come and join your fellow students and help clean up Dorset's iconic beaches!  The SUBU Beach Champions is an environmentally friendly, and sociable group of students, who organise Beach Cleans throughout the academic year along our gorgeous Dorset Coastline, to help keep it litter free.  We work with local Community Action Groups like The Dorset Devils, and charities like the Marine Conservation Society, to help tackle pollution and keep the coast clean.  When the weather is good we even throw the odd barbeque too!!

  • SUBU Mentoring logo

    SUBU Mentoring

    The SUBU BAME Peer Mentoring Programme is run by the Student Voice and Policy team, which works closely on the issues that really matter to students.

    One of the ways we do this is through supporting ways to collect student feedback, for example through the Student Representation System. We then analyse, track and share student feedback with representatives (including the Full-Time Union Officers) as well as key members of staff at Bournemouth University. Our work aims to enhance the influence the student voice can have on improving the student experience.

  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    The SUBU Student Opportunities Team provides students with information, skills and opportunities to get involved with Clubs and Societies, Volunteering and Sustainability.

    We as a department oversee over 120 Clubs and Societies, and lend access for students to engage in our local comminity with community projects and hundreds of volunteering opportunities. We also work with the students on important issues such as sustainibility, where students are encouraged to pursue sustainable habits to bring about change.

  • SUBU Volunteering logo

    SUBU Volunteering

    Volunteering opportunities arranged by SUBU in partnership with local charities and not-for-profit organisations.

    SUBU Volunteering part of the Students Union at Bournemouth University a registered charity. The SUBU Community Team help students to find volunteering opportunities in the local Bournemouth and Dorset community. We help to connect students to local charities and not for profit organisations to encourage them to contribute to the local community whilst they are at university, and to gain valuable skills that will help with there personal and career development.

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    sue ryder

    We provide incredible end of life and neurological care for people facing a life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult times of their lives. We treat the person not the condition.
  • Sustainable Dorset logo

    Sustainable Dorset

    Sustainable Dorset is the central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county. We aim to raise awareness and so increase interest and involvement in sustainability

    Sustainable Dorset is the central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county. We aim to raise awareness and so increase interest and involvement in sustainability. We connect people and communities, supporting individual well-being, community enterprises and businesses in order to nurture resilience. We bring together the many and diverse sustainable activities across the region, and showcase to the world at large what we are already achieving. 

  • Swanage Railway Trust logo

    Swanage Railway Trust

    The Swanage Railway Trust, a registered charity, exists to preserve the heritage of the railways of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and re-establishing a rail link between the town of Swanage and the national rail network at Wareham. The Trust focuses on furthering the development of the Swanage Railway by recruiting the members and volunteers on which progress depends as well as the appeals and fundraising needed to support the Trust's activities
  • Team Dorset Athletics Network logo

    Team Dorset Athletics Network

    Athletics clubs in Dorset, organising athletic events and training sessions in Poole and Bournemouth
  • Tenovus Cancer Care logo

    Tenovus Cancer Care

    If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community. Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope.
  • Testwood Lakes Sailability (TLS) logo

    Testwood Lakes Sailability (TLS)

    Testwood Lakes Sailability provide dinghy sailing for people with any disability. TLS have a wheelchair accessible pontoon fitted with hoists to enable access to the dinghies if required. TLS use Hansa Access 303 dinghies which are purpose built for use by people with disabilities. They are two person dinghies so are normally skippered by a TLS volunteer who is a competent dinghy sailor. We also have an operational support boat that is always skippered by a RYA qualified powerboat skipper along with additional crew.
  • The Big Issue Foundation logo

    The Big Issue Foundation

    We work with Big Issue vendors, in areas such as employment, training, education, housing and healthcare, helping vendors connect with vital social and financial support to rebuild their own lives.

  • The Charitable Emporium logo

    The Charitable Emporium

    The Charitable Emporium - Empowering People through Music Is a music charity with its charity shop based on Bargates in Christchurch. We are supporting local events such as Teddy Rocks Festival, Potatoe Pants Festival, Wonky Donk, Henfest, Winchelsea School and other with our infrastructure and help them raise funds for a variety of worthy causes
  • The Cinnamon Trust logo

    The Cinnamon Trust

    Our aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making us unique among charities. All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Volunteers take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take their dogs for walks, they help with cat care, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, even clean the budgie's cage out.
  • The Colour Works Foundation logo

    The Colour Works Foundation

    We use our own colour profiling system with young people to raise their self-awareness and relationship building skills. We identify and celebrate their strengths

    We run an 8-week programme with young people based on The Colour Model. The full course outline can be downloaded below. 

    By building self-belief through our colour profiling tool, we equip young people with tools that build confidence and resilience.  Participants develop strong interpersonal and communication skills so that they are able to make positive life choices for themselves. Through a tailored programme of group workshops, we enable the young people to build healthy relationships, and equip them with tools they can use in their own lives.

    Colour profling allows us to identify our strengths and weaknesses, which can be monumental for those who have never been told they are good at anything before. This tool allows us to identify why we behave a certain way and how we can use these feelings to our own advantage.

  • The Crumbs Project logo

    The Crumbs Project

    The C.R.U.M.B.S Project founded in 1997 in response to local needs, as a registered charity. We deliver workplace tuition at our purpose-built Food Services Hub supporting adult with disabilities to overcome the significant barriers they face, individuals come to us with very low self-esteem, limited skills, no or little experience of work and problems with engaging and communicating with others. Individuals are supported by an experienced staff team and learn to prepare/bake/cook and serve food: buffets hot and cold, celebration cakes and catering for special events and community lunches.
  • The Dorset Children's Foundation logo

    The Dorset Children's Foundation

    The Dorset Children's Foundation was set up in 2013 to improve the lives of local sick and disabled children and since then we have donated over £750,000 to over 150 local children.

    The Dorset Children's Foundation was set up in 2013 to improve the lives of local sick and disabled children and since then we have donated over £750,000 to over 150 local children, Specialist Schools, Children’s Centres and Stay & Play Disability Groups.

    We are a small, independent charity and fund medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by Statutory Services. We also grant life enriching experiences, to create special memories that last longer than a lifetime.

    The Dorset Children’s Foundation also provide Accessible for All sports and inclusive activities for over 400 families with disabled children. We have created a network of support for parents in a similar situation and the opportunity for our families to get together. 


    The mental health of our families is very important to us. Being the Parent of a child with additional needs is very isolating and can lead to loneliness and depression.
    This impacts on all members of the family and the child themselves. We are now able to offer one to one counselling sessions and have a dedicated Mental Health Advisor to support our families.

    We also run Paddy’s Purpose a disability awareness workshop, available for schools and children’s groups. Helping to educate today’s children about disability who will be the driving force towards a more inclusive society.

    Our 3 charity shops in Bournemouth, cover our modest overheads so every single penny donated goes directly to the children. The Dorset Children’s Foundation – big enough to make a difference, small enough to care.


  • The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life logo

    The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

    The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in the village of Kimmeridge in Dorset, houses the finest single collection of Kimmeridgian fossils all found by just one man, Dr Steve Etches MBE – be mesmerized by sea monsters, prehistoric predators and the marine flora and fauna of 150-157 million years ago. Learn about their ‘Stories from Deep Time’ interpreted with state of the art CGI imagery swimming above the fossils in the gallery. Get involved as Steve Etches works on his latest finds in the museum lab and workshop, with our unique Centre of Excellence for learning and discovery.
  • The MARS Trust logo

    The MARS Trust

    Workshop style training: developing key relationship skills for young people. Impacting young lives … In every area of life … For the whole of life …
  • The Mines Advisory Group logo

    The Mines Advisory Group

    We find and destroy landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs in places affected by conflict. Since 1989, we have helped over 18 million people in 68 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war.
  • The Shine Project logo

    The Shine Project

    Shine is a local charity that works to promote good physical and mental health in teenage girls. We do this by running 8 week courses and larger scale health and wellbeing events.

  • The Story Works logo

    The Story Works

    The Story Works is a children's story writing charity that runs structured workshops where children have a space to unleash their imagination free of the restrictions of school and grammar rules.

    The Story Works is a children's story writing charity based at Bournemouth University. We run structured workshops for children from 7 years of age to 18. As a new charity we will run Saturday workshops at Bournemouth University and in time we aim to run our sessions within the surrounding schools. The charity aims to bring disadvataged children onto the University campus and introduce them to an envirnoment they may never have had the chance to experience before. Whilst on campus they will take part on a two hour structured workshop where they will as part of a group use their imagination to write and illustrate a story. The story they help write will be packaged so they can take it away as evidence of their achievement. The model we are replicating is one that is already in use by The Ministry of Stories in London and similar organisations around the world. Illustration is an integral part of the session and in due course we will look to increase this aspect of the session. There are different volunteer roles within a session and we are looking for volunteers who are passionate about stories and encouraging children to tell theirs. |

  • The Wave Project logo

    The Wave Project

    Changing Lives Through Surfing! We support children who have experienced trauma or social isolation and are at risk of developing ongoing mental health problems. We run a surfing project that aims improve their confidence and self-esteem, helps them make new friends and develops core life skills, such as communication and team work. The project is divided into two sections - 6 week surfing courses and a surf club. We also organise some specific one-off surf events and competitions where they can show off their skills and expand their social networks.
  • The Word Forest Organisation logo

    The Word Forest Organisation

    The Word Forest Organisation is an environmental charity whose mission is to mitigate climate change by planting trees in the tropics, education and empowerment of woman in a community in Kenya.

    Our Vision is to Create nurseries and plant new trees on deforested land, Construct and equip educational buildings in impoverished Kenyan communities, To twin Kenyan schools with UK schools and reduce the environmental educational gap between them, To encourage everyone to take more personal responsibility for keeping the planet healthy, To share environmental wisdom and biocentric scientific data in respect of reforestation and to Empower community educators to raise awareness of forestry guardianship and wider environmental issues.

  • Transition Bournemouth logo

    Transition Bournemouth

    Transition Bournemouth is a local charity (registered charity 1183648) that runs a number green projects in the BH area. These projects include: Bournemouth Repair Cafe - Every 3rd Saturday of the month we hold an event where the public bring along items in need of repair (appliances, clothing, etc) to be repaired by our team of volunteer fixers. Slades Farm Community Garden - A communal growing space for people to try out sustainable forms of food production. Count On Me - Counting up all the CO2 emissions being saved by the activites and habits that many people do every day.
  • Trussell Trust Food Bank Salisbury logo

    Trussell Trust Food Bank Salisbury

    We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

    In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. We support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2019 and March 2020, food banks in our network provided a record 1.9 million food supplies to people in crisis, an 18% increase on the previous year and during the coronavirus pandemic food banks have seen need rise even further.

  • Twynham School logo

    Twynham School

    Year 7 to 13 secondary school and Sixth Form in Christchurch. Approximately 1800 students.

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    Uganda Play Action

    The Volunteer Project is the ultimate African adventure allowing you to explore, discover and develop the incredible country of Uganda.

    As an ethical, affordable trip, it is the perfect opportunity to have the summer of a lifetime.

    It’s all about enhancing children’s childhoods through play whilst experiencing a new culture. With weekdays spent building a playground at a local school and weekends spent enjoying the amazing activities on offer in Uganda, what’s not to love!

    With over a decade of experience, and with ethics, sustainability, fun and adventure at the heart of our volunteering programmes, Play Action International is the perfect option for your summer 2021. We pride ourselves on providing a sustainable in-country programme that meets the needs of the community and is led by local communities. We have everything sorted, from cultural training to ensure you are responsible and respectful in country, to making the most of your experience to gain future employment.

  • Upton Bay care home - Barchester Healthcare logo

    Upton Bay care home - Barchester Healthcare

    A luxury 68 bedded residential care home in Hamworthy, Poole, providing respite, long term, and dedicated dementia care. Upton Bay offers a unique range of life enrichment opportunities for residents.

    Within our gorgeous care home environment, we offer an exceptional range of life enrichment activities to our residents, tailoring each day to their needs, likes and hobbies to make sure we are always offering person centred care. We have opportunities for volunteers to get involved with activities, minibus driving, entertainment and events, hospitality, front of house, pet therapy and gardening within our home. It may be for an hour once a week, or half or full days on an adhoc or regular basis. An excellent place to learn skills in care, hospitality, safeguarding, and working with vulnerable people.

  • Upton Country Park, Poole logo

    Upton Country Park, Poole

    Upton Country Park is a large site on the edge of Poole. We have large horticultural areas, natural habitats and amenity areas which the on site team are responsible for.

    Upton Country Park has over 140 acres of award winning gardens, woodland, wetland, parkland and shoreline, as well as the Grade II* Listed Upton House. The Country Park attracts over 680,000 visitors a year and is within the top 10 most visited attractions in Poole. The Operations Team, including volunteers, are responsible for horticultural works, nature conservation, estate management and are heavily involved in the various events held in the Country Park

  • VICTA logo


    VICTA is a national charity that provides support to children and young adults from 0 to 29 who are blind or partially sighted and their families. VICTA believes that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. VICTA’s support, advice, grants and activities enable young people and their families to build skills, develop confidence and help each other toward a more positive future.
  • Victim Support logo

    Victim Support

    We are a charity funded by dorset police and crime commissioner to provide free and confidential, practical and emotional support to victims and witness's of crime. We support victims from the age of four and support all crime types with the exception of rape and sexual assault. Our volunteer opportunities involve providing support either face to face in the community or via telephone. Volunteers will be fully trained and will have the opportunity to progress onto supporting service users with complex needs and crimes which pose higher risk e.g domestic abuse and hate crime
  • Victoria Community Boccia Club logo

    Victoria Community Boccia Club

    Victoria Community Boccia Club was founded in July 2016. The club was actually launched on National Boccia Day, September 17th. The club is open to anyone with a disability who wishes to learn the basics, or participate in competitive Boccia. Whilst school age participants are welcomed, the club is intended to cater for those who have left formal education.
  • Victoria's Promise logo

    Victoria's Promise

    Victoria’s Promise has been established for 5 years, filling the critical gaps in emotional, practical, physical and social support for young women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The aim of the charity is to support and empower young women, and their families, through cancer treatment. Some of the services we offer the women are counselling for them and their immediate family, cleaning and childcare services, wig funding and specialised beauty treatments including oncology massage. Alongside the support services, Victoria’s Promise runs Affinity workshops.
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    Virtual Volunteering

    With Virtual Volunteering you can volunteer from anywhere, and give as much or as little time as you want!
  • Volunteer Centre Dorset logo

    Volunteer Centre Dorset

    Volunteer Centre Dorset supports volunteering across Dorset. Whether you are looking for a fulfilling voluntary role, or need volunteers for your organisation, we can help.

    Our work is focused around the ambition to offer Leadership, Inspiration, Facilitation and Expertise, or LIFE, to those throughout Dorset who wish to volunteer.

    VCD commits to promote and develop volunteering for all, enhancing the quality of LIFE for residents throughout the county.

    We believe that there is a volunteering role for everyone, irrespective of age, background, ability, or health, and we will strive to find the best role that suits you. We love to promote opportunities for all, so you may see us out and about across Dorset inspiring people in our community to get volunteering.

    The aim of the Volunteer Centre is to support individuals find rewarding volunteering opportunities and help them through this role. We also help charitable organisations gain volunteers and support them in looking after their volunteers, whether this is through general guidance or offering training courses to the organisation and their volunteers.

    As well as placing and supporting volunteers, we also offer various services, including a wide variety of training courses, DBS checks, and ID badges. Click here to have a look at our full range of services.

    The staff at the Volunteer Centre have an extensive knowledge of volunteering in the local community, which makes us the first point of call for volunteers and charitable organisations.

    Volunteer Centre Dorset is part of a national network of volunteer centres, and we are an accredited member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

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    Walk the Walk

    Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing. We organise the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges and are immensely proud to have raised over £133m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now.
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    Water Lily Project

    The Water Lily Project primarily supports and empowers vulnerable women in Christchurch and surrounding areas by providing FREE 1:1 support, befriending service and training. We also support the local community through various project such as Chatty Tables for the lonely and isolated, elderly lunch clubs and helping to feed the homeless through our 'Pay it Forward' scheme.
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    WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

    WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity for the protection and conservation of whales and dolphins. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

    WDC is working to end commercial whaling, prevent deaths in fishing nets and end captivity. We are also working to create clean, healthy seas free from plastics and other pollution.

    Our work involves lobbying, campaigning and advising governments and other NGOs, conservation and scientific research, policy work and raising awareness of the importance of whales and dolphins through education and outreach programmes.

    Whilst most people love dolphins, every one of us actually needs whales, as whales are proving crucial in our fight against the climate emergency and can help to save the planet.

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    Wessex Cancer Trust Bournemouth

    To help local people living with cancer by offering emotional, physical and practical support. To provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families close to home To provide information to help everyone understand about cancer, prevention, causes and treatments To have services guided by the people we support in order to achieve the best outcomes for them To work in partnership with other charities and health care professionals to ensure we use funds wisely and deliver maximum impact
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    Winton Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is an international church and charity organisation. At Winton we help and support the community, especially the vulnerable and lonely.

    At Winton Salvation Army we have a Community Centre - Charity shop, restaurant and offices.
    Volunteers are needed in the shop am/or pm. Shop hours are 9.30am until 4pm. 
    We run groups for the elderly/lonely/stoke club - Helpers or entertainers are sometimes needed for these groups.


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    YMCA Bournemouth

    At YMCA Bournemouth our heart is to help and support people of all ages, origins and faiths, especially those who are young and who are needy or vulnerable in some way. We do this through providing opportunities in housing, children work, youth work and leisure activities. Part of Street Support Bournemouth project.
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    Young Lives Vs Cancer (CLIC Sargent)

    Every day, 12 children and young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. CLIC Sargent is there to support and help families get through this harrowing time.

    We are there from the point of diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond to help children and young people, and their families, to cope with the financial and practical challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings, including bereaved families living with emotional pain.