• 9Trees logo


    Our vision is to tackle climate change by restoring new woodland habitats, promote biodiversity, create jobs within the countryside sector and connect more people to nature.

    9 Trees, as a concept, was formed in 2018 by Michael Cunningham: an experienced habitat and business manager. He was joined by Ash Kent, in 2019, an experienced countryside and habitat manager. We now have a team of amazing volunteers who’ve joined us.

    Our vision is to tackle climate change by restoring new woodland habitats, promote biodiversity, create jobs within the countryside sector and connect more people to nature.

    We are a Community Interest Company, ploughing any profits back into good schemes, training and education.

    At 9Trees we plant in the UK, we geolocate your trees and keep you up to date with their progress. We continue to look after your trees, so they store as much carbon as possible.

    Our specialist knowledge in conservation means we’re able to create woodlands that support local wildlife and improve biodiversity. We work with local authorities and organisations to plant on carefully selected land, not destroying vital flower meadows, peat land or other special sites of scientific interest.

    We work directly within communities, using local specialists to give your trees the very best start in life. All our trees are native and grown in the UK, with the species of tree chosen to suit each site. Some landowners will even allow you to visit your trees!

  • 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.
  • Action for Children logo

    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 unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide.

    Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities. 

  • Activate Performing Arts logo

    Activate Performing Arts

    Activate is a performing arts charity. Every two years it produces Inside Out Dorset, an outdoor arts festival that brings performing arts to urban and rural spaces across the county.

    Inside Out Dorset 2023 takes place from 15th to 24th September. Festival events are taking place in Poole, Wimborne, Weymouth, Bere Regis and Moors Valley Country Park. Volunteers can help out for half a day, a full day or several days across one or several sites. We will provide snacks and contribute towards travel costs.

  • Active Dorset CIO logo

    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

  • Alzheimers Research Uk logo

    Alzheimers Research Uk

    Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We are working to revolutionise the way we treat, diagnose, and prevent dementia.

    With your support, we will keep going until every person is free from the heartbreak of dementia.

    We exist for a cure.

  • 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.

    Volunteer oportunities are based around weekly habitat management tasks on ARC reserves and surveying. There are also oportunities to get involved in events and engagement work, data and monitoring. We also offer work placements and internships.

  • 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 logo


    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 Libraries logo

    BCP Libraries

    BCP Libraries, now 24 libraries across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with free books, wi-fi, computer access and community events. We run various free activities for adults, teens and children.

    All 24 libraries have a packed programme of free events and activities for adults, children and families, that often benefit from help from volunteers.

    Families can also attend Coding Clubs and CoderDojos - we're always on the lookout for volunteers with relevant experience to teach children using Scratch, Python and HTML.

    For little ones, Wriggle & Rhyme is the perfect introduction to stories, rhymes and songs – and these weekly sessions are great for parents to meet and have a chat too. Pre-schoolers love listening to stories at Toddler Time and making some simple crafts.

    Our annual Summer Reading Challenge invites children aged 4-11 to read 6 books during the summer holidays, collecting rewards along the way and a medal and certificate at the end. Throughout the holidays children can join in with our special themed activities.

    Libraries wouldn’t be libraries without reading groups – sharing a monthly book, or a weekly shared reading group to read short stories and poems together and chat about it afterwards. We’ve also got groups for scrabble, knitting, board games, crosswords, colouring and crafts.


  • Beryl - sustainable transport solutions for Bournemouth logo

    Beryl - sustainable transport solutions for Bournemouth

    Beryl is the UK's leading micromobility provider, running bike, ebike and escooters to hire across BCP, providing sustainable transport solutions.

    We are on the hunt for student social media gurus, who are regular Beryl riders and social media savvy. 

    The role - Create and share one Beryl branded post a month across your social channels.

    You will have creative freedom however, the posts should promote sustainability, well-being, cycling, scooting, or active travel.

    Help us increase ridership by sharing a unique referral code in your posts.

    Identify opportunities on campus where we can promote Beryl during the academic year.

    Be a Beryl advocate across campus.

    Skills/interests you should posess:

    A regular Beryl rider                                Social media savvy                      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    What's in it for me?

    Complimentary travel on our bikes, e-bikes, or e-scooters.*

    Great work experience that will look fab on your CV.

    Your own referral code with prizes up for grabs for top-performing ambassadors.

    Sounds good? 

    How to apply:  Please visit our careers page to apply by answering a few short questions, uploading your CV and submitting an optional cover letter.


  • Beyond Reflections logo

    Beyond Reflections

    Beyond Reflections is a charity providing safe, confidential mental well-being services to trans, non-binary, and gender-questioning adults, as well as their families and friends

  • 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.



    To support and empower people living with or affected by HIV/AIDs in the Dorset area. We also provide peer led support sessions and we deliver much needed education in the community.

    We are currently aware that both our webiste and social media needs updating but also to gain more followers and then hopefully funders.

    Education is an important part of the charity and we deliver education that is tailored to the needs of the audience. e.g age appropriate for schools.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 8 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 many older people every week through our network of 76 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.

  • British Red Cross logo

    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.

    When you see a major emergency in the news, it’s likely that the British Red Cross are helping those affected.

    From earthquakes to armed conflict, from fires to floods, in the UK and abroad, our teams react quickly with humanitarian aid and kindness across 192 countries, applying local knowledge and global expertise to save lives and provide comfort.

    Outside of emergencies, in the UK, our services reach people who are vulnerable to provide company, care and compassion. The British Red Cross works with the NHS to help people get home from hospital, make sure their fridges are stocked and regularly check in on them. We’re also the UK's largest independent provider of services for refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants and survivors of trafficking. 

    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 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.
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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.

  • Carers UK logo

    Carers UK

    Carers UK is the leading national charity for unpaid carers. We support, advocate for, champion and connect carers across the UK, so that no one has to care alone.

    Every day six thousand people become carers. Whether round-the-clock or for a few hours a week, in our own home or for someone at the other end of a motorway – caring can have a huge effect on us, our lives and our plans. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely. 

    As a volunteer, we will help you to?use your skills to help carers get the support and guidance they need. Along the way, you’ll develop new skills and find opportunities to make new connections. 

    Whether you’ve only got a few hours to spare or can make a longer commitment, there will be a valuable part for you to play in making life better for carers. We also have online only roles available as well as roles in the community. Visit our website or click on the links below to find out more and apply. 

  • CCP logo


    CCP is a registered charity (No.1043143) that exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families.

    CCP is a registered charity (No.1043143) that exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence. With a head office in Cheltenham, we currently employ 220 staff, backed up by a team of 160 volunteers, currently delivering services and projects in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire and Dorset.

    The charity was originally founded in 1989 by a local businessman in response to the growing number of homeless young people in Cheltenham. Recognising that people as young as 16 were sleeping rough around the town after having been thrown out of their family home, he purchased a building and opened a 10 bed hostel.

    Over the years, the charity has grown to become one of Gloucestershire’s foremost voluntary sector social care providers, and some 30 years after it was founded the original hostel is still managed by CCP as part of our Accommodation-based service, offering integrated accommodation and training to young people who are working to achieve sustainable independent living. The charity has also expanded in terms of the range of services offered and the geographical reach, currently working across five counties in the South West.

    We embrace Social Value by encouraging volunteers to get involved in all of our services and projects. We have around 190 volunteers adding value, skills and capacity to everything we do. In the last year, volunteers have contributed 28,400 hours, worth £375,000!

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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.
  • Children's Air Ambulance logo

    Children's Air Ambulance

    Children's Air Ambulance is an inter-hospital transfer service flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.

    Our clinically designed helicopter provides a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.  We work with 11 NHS paediatric retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment on board to safely transfer their patients from one hospital to another.  If a child is too sick to fly then the Children's Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team directly to the patient.  All transfers of critically ill babies and children carry an inherent risk - the longer a child is out of the hospital, the great the risk.  With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and risk.  We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations to raise the £3,500 needed for every mission.  

  • Christchurch Community Partnership logo

    Christchurch Community Partnership

    Christchurch Community Partnership (CCP) is an independent local charity which seeks to end social isolation for adults within BH23.

    Through our services, projects, and close collaboration with other organisations, we aim to connect residents of Christchurch into their community, and help to improve their health and wellbeing. 

    The CCP exists to combat social isolation and loneliness faced by adults across Christchurch. We do this by both providing direct services but also by partnering and collaborating with other services and organisations to support the services they  offer and ensure they are accessible to as many residents as possible.

    Established as a charity in 2011, with all of our services both completely volunteer led and delivered, until last year, our  staffing costs are now funded thanks to The National Lottery. Our services are provided free at point of delivery (although mileage costs are applicable to our transport services), and do not generate income, so we rely on donations and grants to continue our work. 


    In June 2022 we were awarded “The Queens Award for Voluntary Service” the equivalent of an MBE for organisations.  None of our work would be possible without the skills and commitment of our team and we are enormously thankful to all of our volunteers past, present and future!

    To continue our work we are looking for new people to join our team of volunteers.

    We offer a supportive environment and all volunteers are truly valued by the organisation, as the lifeblood of the CCP. We encourage volunteers to work across the services that interest them, rather than specialising in any one area if that is what they prefer. We welcome volunteers who can commit to an hour or two per week, a half or full day on a regular basis or to help on an ad hoc basis.

    We really do have something for everyone and although our training is comprehensive; we can get you out there volunteering and making a difference quickly!  Expenses are paid and we hold regular social events so you really feel you are part of a team.



  • 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?

  • Christian Aid logo

    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

    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 260 individual charities that deliver advice across England and Wales overseen by a national framework provided by Citizens Advice. 

  • 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,

  • 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. 



  • Community Action Network (CAN) logo

    Community Action Network (CAN)

    Community Action Network helps volunteers connect and find placements across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

    New to volunteering?  Community Action Network helps volunteers connect and find placements across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  Working with over 500 local charities and voluntary organisations, we can help find you find the perfect volunteering role in areas ranging from arts and crafts, gardening, recycling, sports, games clubs, events and the NHS.  With communications and social media, admin, buddy schemes, fundraising, shop or café roles there are plenty of interesting opportunities to help you build your CV.   Roles can fit around work and study and start from just a couple of hours a month.  In return you’ll build friendships, gain new skills, grow in confidence and have fun.  

  • Cycling Club logo

    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.

  • Diverse Abilities logo

    Diverse Abilities

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

  • DorPIP (Dorset Parent Infant Partnership logo

    DorPIP (Dorset Parent Infant Partnership

    We are an award winning attachment service that specialises in the infant-parent relationship.

    We support families with talking therapy, infant massage and peer support groups to nurture a safe and secure relationship with their infants - helping to give children the best possible start in life.

    DorPIP provides a unique attachment parenting service, focused on the development of safe, secure parent-infant relationships.  
    We support expectant parents right to when baby is age two, the first 1001 critical days. We offer a welcoming, confidential space for parents during the emotional transition to parenthood through our talking therapy, support groups and infant massage courses. 
    Infant mental health and wellbeing is our priority. We believe that optimum brain development comes through secure attachments and bonds between infant and carer. Our highly qualified team work confidentially and discreetly with families during the first 1001 days, a key time in baby’s development that sets the trajectory for a lifetime of health and happiness. 

  • 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. 

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    Dorset Police

    Dorset Police is the territorial Police Force responsible for policing the county of Dorset

    The Citizens in Policing Team help others find a volunteering role within Dorset Police.   


    To find out more, go to our website: 

    Dorset Police Current volunteer vacancies - Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police working in Partnership

  • 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 Wildlife Trust logo

    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. 


  • Dreams Come True logo

    Dreams Come True

    We work with children who have it tough. They live in the highest areas of deprivation in the country. We believe every child has the right to dream, no matter who they are or where they live.

    Our dreams makers work with these children to bring moments of magic and deliver lasting impact.

    Right now, there are over 100,000 children who need our support.

    They live in the highest areas of deprivation in the country,

    some are living with a disability,

    some are living with serious illness,

    some are living with life-limiting conditions.

    These children deserve our attention. 

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    Dynamic Dunescape

    As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we help everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland enjoy all sorts of very special places for ever, for everyone.


    As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we help everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland enjoy all sorts of very special places for ever, for everyone. The National Trust is a registered charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and money raised from our commercial operations. We are supported by 5 million members and over 60,000 volunteers without whom we simply could not manage. We protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. But it doesn’t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages – for places, for ever, for everyone. 


    The property ranges from the ruins of Corfe Castle in the west to Shell Bay at the end of the Studland peninsula to the east. On the southern boundary of the property lies the Purbeck coast with its dramatic sea cliffs and age-old stone quarries around Acton and Langton Matravers. On the northern boundary lie some of the best tracts of lowland heath in Britain supporting every species of British reptile. While in Dorset, anyone with an interest in nature and prehistory will be drawn to the Purbeck Estate which boasts one of Britain’s best beaches at Studland, two National Nature Reserves and is home to the richest ten square miles of wildflowers in the country. From the dinosaur-era Purbeck limestones to the recent sand dunes of Studland, nowhere else packs such a variety of habitats into such a small area. 

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    East Dorset Friends of the Earth

    An environmental campaigning Group that campaigns on local and global issues.
  • Enable My Trip logo

    Enable My Trip

    We are an accessible travel charity dedicated to ensuring that travellers with disabilities can explore the world.

    Mission Statement : To ensure that disabled travellers can access information and advice, and be able to book travel, accommodation and associated services to match their individual requirements by means of supplying quality information and referrals.

    Goals and Objectives: To ensure that information to access the information they need quickly and efficiently, and be confident that the information is complete and accurate.

    Legal Status: Enable My Trip is operated as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. 1184400 Charity Philosophy: To encourage customers with a disability to travel and enjoy exploring thworld with the minimum of challenges.

    Simon Miller, Founder Trustee has worked for an airline and since 1990 has travelled the world with two very disabled family members and is well experienced in the challenges which are encountered. Simon has a qualification in Health & Social Care. Having travelled the world with profoundly disabled wheelchair users , he has a wealth of knowledge and advice to offer. He has over 30 years travel industry and airline experience covering airline operations, retail and corporate travel, incentive and exhibition travel, tour operating and travel agency regional management. Educated to MBA level, the founder operated his own travel agency specialising in long-haul tailor made trips for a number of years, This very personal experience of the challenges faced, along with many years in the travel industry are invaluable personal sources of experience.

    Target customers are in the main wheelchair users and their families, but include other customers with differing levels of disability. Overarching target users are all travellers with a mobility disability, on a global basis. The most popular areas are the UK, Florida, Spain (Islands and Mainland) , France, and Greece. Cruising is also now well suited to wheelchair users and is rising in popularity.

    The majority of mainstream companies and booking websites simply do not have the mechanics and systems to offer a reliable service to the disabled traveller as needs can be so unique that a 'one size fits all' approach fails the needs of so many potential customers. Some would argue that the disabled traveller is such a minuscule part of their overall business that it is not a priority to invest more time and effort in ensuring that the very best is done to understand and accommodate varying needs. We use an icon system on our website to ease the choice for suitability.

    For the disabled traveller- with such varying needs, getting the transportation and accommodation right can be an uphill struggle. There have been so many stories of wheelchair travellers arriving at accommodation to find that a 'wheelchair accessible room' has only a wide door and a grab rail in the bathroom, when the traveller's needs were far and in excess of what was provided. The aim of the Charity has always been to offer an exceptional service by supplying information and services through a web-based site, which collates and organises vast amounts of relevant information.

    Please have a look at Jamies (one of our Trustee's ) short  video here:

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    Endeavours Adventures

    We create HIGH-impact, HIGH-energy, HIGHLY-addictive group charity challenges with bucket-list adventures across the world and UK.

    Founded in September 2019, our founder, Alex, combined a love for travel, adventure and charity together to create Endeavours Adventures. With the goal of creating a challenge company that could truly help make the world a better place.

    Our vision is to become the UK's largest provider of group adventures and charity challenges, with sustainability, service excellence and social responsibility at the heart of what we do.

    We are passionate about transforming adventure travel to be a force for good in the world. This is enshrined within our mission statement 'To make adventure a global force for good' which guides and helps ensure we always push ourselves to do and be the best we can be.

    We are committed to excellence, and strive to ensure that no matter whether you are a charity, partner, participant or stakeholder involved in our of our challenges, then you receive the support and service you deserve. 

    As a charity partner, we have been quoted as the 'best challenge provider I have ever worked with, and I have worked with a lot'  by one of our largest partner charities in 2020.

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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!” 

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    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.

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    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.


    We run a robotics programme for 12-18-year-olds, holding competitions across the UK. We’re committed to making STEM less intimidating, more diverse and inclusive.

    We are FIRST UK, a charity established in 2018, fuelled by robots and industry mentors; empowering young people to explore, challenge and grow into innovators who will take on tomorrow’s challenges. We host FIRST Tech Challenge, a robotics programme where teams of up to 15 young people design, build and programme a robot to compete in alliances at tournaments in the UK and beyond. We support young people with the educational tools and experiences to own their future in STEM, through self-directed learning, teams develop vital technical and interpersonal skills they can apply in the classroom and the workplace.


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    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.

    By working alongside amazing communities experiencing water scarcity we see how women’s lives are transformed when they have access to water close to their homes.

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    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.

  • Friendly Food Club logo

    Friendly Food Club

    The Friendly Food Club runs fun, FREE, friendly and informal cooking and confidence-building workshops with people of all ages and abilities in communities in need all over Dorset.

    Our vision is to get as many people as we can to care about what they eat and to enjoy the process of cooking & eating together, ultimately developing a healthier, more sustainable and affordable life style for everyone.

    The Friendly Food Club does this mainly, although not exclusively, through FREE, fun and informal workshops based on cooking, eating and talking together, proven to have a beneficial effect on both physical and mental health.

    As well as developing cooking skills and food knowledge, the workshops boost self-confidence and enable individuals to make more informed choices about the food they buy, cook and eat.

    The hands-on workshops enable people to learn and develop their cooking skills with easy to follow recipes. The focus is to have fun, whilst practically learning about nutrition, food hygiene and safe working practices. Several workshops enable participants to gain a new qualification such as Food Safety & Hygiene Certificates.

    Projects can include shopping trips to the local market or supermarket, planting and cooking with vegetables in a community garden, menu planning and how to avoid food waste.

    Environmental issues and animal welfare concerns and an appreciation of where and how our food is produced are embedded in the practical workshops. 

    The Friendly Food Club also runs community lunch and dinner clubs,often bringing lonely, vulnerable and otherwise isolated people together to help improve their daily lives.

    The Friendly Food Club works closely with local housing providers, BCP and Dorset Councils,  Food Banks, Community Fridges, Social Supermarkets, Community Centres, Dorset Community Action group, Public Health Dorset, Live Well Dorset, Brendoncare, Prama Life, Faithworks Wessex, SMILE Connect and lots of other agencies and initiatives to ensure that we reach those who benefit the most.

    Our focus is working with people who are the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and often marginalised and everything we deliver is FREE.   

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    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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    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.

    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 4 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.

  • Green Island Holiday Trust logo

    Green Island Holiday Trust

    We provide small group, fully supported holidays for local people living with a disability. Each summer, we provide up to 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.

    Following the disruption to our activities caused by the pandemic, It has been great to get the holidays back up and running this summer, at our new venue at Ellwood Cottages. 

  • 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 ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

    Joining the Guide Dogs family means that together we will be helping more people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well. 

    We have a variety of roles that contribute to the work we do. Whether you can give a minute, an hour, or a lifetime we have something for you. You can work directly with our dogs or with people who are visually impaired. You can support raising awareness of our services, organise events for us and much more.

    Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to reach and support as many visually impaired people as we do. We're thankful for every one of our volunteers and want to continue expanding our Guide Dogs family to support more people. 

  • Hackney Foodbank logo

    Hackney Foodbank

    We provide emergency food parcels for people living in food insecurity in London.

    We have six distribution centres, a lunch club, home deliveries and a mobile food bank.  We need help to manage the corporations that come to us to give us donations, both food and funds.  Hackney is very close to the City of London, where many wealthy organisations are based.  We need help to manage the support we aim to get from these corporations.

  • Hammersley Homes logo

    Hammersley Homes

    Hammersley Homes is a charity that was established in 2018 to provide lifelong support for adults who live with enduring mental health challenges and psychotic illnesses.

    Our aim is to establish a nationwide network of Day Centres, Outreach Services and Supported Homes. 

    Without the safety, security, and sense of community that long-term supported housing provides, they are at risk of falling through the cracks and becoming hospitalised, homeless, or unfairly imprisoned.

    We focuses on increasing people's quality of life; while decreasing the likelihood of relapse into a mental health crisis. Implementing on-going support provides an opportunity to notice if there is any notable decline in the persons health or wellbeing. 

    Our Mission

    To provide permanent support for adults who live with enduring mental health challenges and struggle with daily life.

    To reduce the loneliness and confusion in their lives and enable them to live with dignity, in a place they can call HOME.

    To provide safety, security, comfort and friendship for life to vulnerable adults with a history of enduring mental health problems 

    To support individuals to live their best life and remain independent 

    Our Solution

    Proving friendship, kindness and compassion

    Our network of fully supported homes for life will offer residents opportunities to engage in their interests and hobbies, their lives being enriched with a sense of purpose and community.

    Adopting a person-centred approach, supporting adults to achieve their personal goals 

  • Healthwatch Dorset logo

    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, promoting dignity and independence for all people.

    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.

  • Help for Heroes logo

    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. 


  • Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs logo

    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.

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    High Mead Farm

    We are having a spring fayre on Saturday 20 05 23 from 10 - 4 - we are looking for people to help on the day and the following day for the clear up - if you are interested, please send us an email

    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

    A stunning Grade 1 listed heritage attraction just outside of Christchurch.

    Highcliffe Castle is a lovely place to visit. The castle has been extensively and sympathetically restored and is staffed by knowledgeable and caring staff and volunteers. The restoration work and story is amazing and an example of what can be done with determination, vision and funding!

    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.

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    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.


  • If Everyone Cares CIC logo

    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.

  • In Jolly Good Company logo

    In Jolly Good Company

    In Jolly Good Company exists to help alleviate the problems caused by loneliness and isolation for older people living in Dorset. We are open to all and are dementia friendly.

    We have five Jolly Days at various locations across Dorset which provide friendly, warm and accessible places for people to meet. Plus an outdoor allotment Gardedning group. We provide a lunch at Jolly St Giles and refreshments at all other groups - these will be free for any Student Volunteers and we will cover your mileage/bus fare. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and are highly valued.  We can also offer you free First Aid training and a Volunteer Thank you Day.  The most important job of our volunteers is to help our guests have a lovely time at our groups and to help them join in the with the many different activities, or help to provide activities depending on their own interests and skills.

    We are currently a CIC and not for profit - on the way to becoming a Charity.

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    Inara Project

    We are an organisation which aims to better society through projects with the goal to make our communities fairer places to live.


    We are a group of women who recognised a disconnect between the lack of provisions for the vulnerable in our local community and the power women have to support these groups. Through encouraging girls like us to get involved in charity work, and making a difference to the lives of those in need, we aim to create a fairer and more positive society. As the saying goes “You teach a woman, you teach a generation”. We hope that we can raise the future generation to be role models for the next. As Muslims, we also recognised a lack of a space of our own to fulfil our religious obligations of charity whilst being an inclusive and welcoming network for all, no matter their religion or beliefs.


    We want to see women maximise their potential to make our communities a better and fairer place to live; for themselves, and also for those who can benefit from our service.


    We work to provide young women with volunteering and leadership opportunities in an effort to bring communities together and improve the lives of those in need through the implementation of Islamic values.


    Faith - As Muslims, charity is central to our religion. Therefore our faith is our biggest motivation. This does not just relate to financial charity, but any act that intends to bring joy or ease for others. The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said: “Your smile for your brother is a charity. Your removal of stones, thorns or bones from the paths of people is a charity. Your guidance of a person who is lost is a charity.” (Sahih Bukhari).   

    Empowerment - We want to enable more women to become leaders in every aspect of society, from their homes to the wider community. We want them to step up and be confident in asserting their thoughts and ideas and be an example to others to do the same.   

    Enrichment - Our activities are a way to develop necessary skills and passions, be it professional or social, therefore creating a sense of fulfilment for our volunteers in their efforts to nourish the lives of those who access our services.  

    Unity - We aim to bring like-minded young women together to achieve our collective goals. We also want to work with other organisations and build bridges within our local community. 

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    Independent Age

    Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent

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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. 



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    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.

  • It's a Penalty logo

    It's a Penalty

    It's a Penalty works collaboratively to end human trafficking, exploitation and abuse. We run local and global education and awareness campaigns to end the world's fastest growing crime.

    It's a Penalty works collaboratively to end human trafficking, exploitation and abuse. We run local and global education and awareness campaigns highlighting penalties for offenders, the signs to look out for, and how to make a report.

    Our Student Ambassador Programme educates and empowers UK university students to prevent human trafficking, the world's fastest growing crime. 

    It’s a Penalty run global campaigns during major sporting events such as the Olympic & Paralympic Games and the NFL Super Bowls, working in partnership with the sports, travel and tourism industry, NGO's, law enforcers and top athletes. We also advocate for legal reform to improve protection from sexual exploitation and abuse for children through our CommonProtect programme.

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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.

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    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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    King George V Pavilion

    King George V Playing Fields in Ferndown is a popular and valuable resource used by local residents as well as visitors to relax, walk their dogs and exercise. It caters for a wide range of sports and

    We are looking to hold a large scale community event to raise money for the charity trust. We have held events on the field for the last 2 years  for the Queens Jubilee and Kings Corornation and would like to do a siliar type of event with stall holders, fair, fireworks etc this year or open to other new ideas.

  • Lewis-Manning Hospice logo

    Lewis-Manning Hospice

    Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity helping people with life-limiting illnesses across East Dorset. We promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind, helping people live well through their illness.

    We promote acceptance, hope and peace of mind, helping people live well through their illness. Lewis-Manning Hospice Care offers a range of important services, which are run by our incredible clinical team.

    These free services are:

    Our aim is to help as many local people as possible, who are dealing with a life limiting illness, to live their precious lives well. This is done through improving symptoms and reaching individual goals all to support them in coping and managing their diagnosis. 

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    Lions Club of Bournemouth

    We are volunteers who serve our communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

    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 Poole 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. Throug

  • 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.

    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.

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    Medical Detection Dogs

    Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.

    Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.

    We are at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections.  Our Bio Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of those diseases in samples such as urine, breath and sweat and our work has the potential to benefit millions.

    We apply what we know about the science of canine olfaction to benefit people by training Medical Alert Assistance Dogs to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event, helping them manage complex, life-threatening medical conditions and improving their quality of life.

    We rely on the generosity of our supporters, charitable trusts and foundations and members of the public to fund our life-saving work.

  • 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 de

    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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  • Muscular Dystrophy UK logo

    Muscular Dystrophy UK

    We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 110,000 children and adults in the UK.

    Founded in 1959, we have been leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions since then.

    We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 110,000 children and adults in the UK.

    • We support high-quality research to find effective treatments and cures and won’t stop until we have found them for all muscle-wasting conditions
    • We are leading the drive to get faster access to emerging treatment for families in the UK
    • We ensure everyone has the specialist NHS care and support they need – the right help at the right time, wherever they live.
    • We provide a range of services and resources to help people live as independently as possible.
  • Museum of East Dorset logo

    Museum of East Dorset

    The Museum of East Dorset (MED) A place to visit. A place to learn. Preserving and celebrating the culture and stories of the local people,

    The Museum of East Dorset is the cultural hub and place to visit to learn more about the history of the area. It is an Arts Council England Accredited Museum.

    Its collections include rare and unique exhibits of local and national significance, which preserve and celebrate the culture and stories of the local people from prehistory to the present day.

    The Museum of East Dorset rightly has a reputation for excellence in its schools’ programmes. It engages with the local community through changing exhibitions, events and outreach and offers enjoyment, learning and inspiration to visitors of all ages.

    The museum and information centre are housed in a Grade II* listed building, which dates from late Elizabethan/early Jacobean times, with its own heritage-planted garden. It is located opposite the Minster Church in Wimborne.

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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. 


  • National Trust - Brownsea Island logo

    National Trust - Brownsea Island

    As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we look after nature, beauty and history for the nation to enjoy.

    We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. Over 100 years later these values are still at the heart of everything we do.

    We look after coastlines, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone.

  • 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.  

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    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,

    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.

  • New Forest Sailability logo

    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.

  • North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel logo

    North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel

    Promote and support the prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour

  • North Dorset Railway logo

    North Dorset Railway

    Heritage Railway based at Shillingstone Station, currently open to the public three days per week with Museum, Cafe and Restoration Workshops. Plans to become fully operational next year.

    North Dorset Railway, based at Shillingstone Station, is run by an energetic and friendly group of volunteers who are seeking to restore a section of the Somerset and Dorset Railway which used to connect Bournemouth with Bath. It is an exciting time to become involved as we are due to become operational in the next couple of years. Volunteers work in various areas including track-laying, wagon restoration, signalling and building/site maintenance, each reporting back to a Management Committee. There is a successful cafe, shop and museum and the Station also acts as a host to various outside organisations and community groups. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and learn new skill. We look forward to meeting you!

    (Please note that in order to comply with our Insurance Policy all Volunteers have to be over 18 and become Members; we have a special student membership  rate of £10.00. Volunteer and Membership Application Forms can be accessed via our website: 

  • 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

    Our Health Challenge & Siblings Camps are magical places where campers take part in fun activities including Sports and Games, Drama, Arts and Crafts and Discovery.

    Our Health Challenge & Siblings Camps are magical places where campers take part in fun activities including Sports and Games, Drama, Arts and Crafts and Discovery. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17 years of age. 

    Participate in daily camper life to provide nursing/medical care. Facilitate a medically sound and safe camp experience for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses by contributing to a 24/7 provision of residential medical care. Clinical volunteers will work under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and Nursing Coordinators. 

    You will also be part of a team of other incredible volunteers and will need a sense of fun with an energetic, enthusiastic and positive approach. If you are looking for an amazing and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in young people’s lives and see these young people out of a hospital setting, the sign up to be a clinical volunteer today! 

    Camp is four days long and you will be required to arrive one day early for training. We will give you all the necessary training and support and provide your accommodation and food for the duration of camp. 



    Registered Children’s, Adult or Learning Disabilities nurse.  

    Qualified for 18 months (Children’s nurse),  2 years (Adult/ Learning Disabilities nurse) or 12 months if previously a student nurse with Over The Wall  

    Registered with NMC  

    Holds professional indemnity insurance  

    Holds valid, current life support training.  


    ST2 or above (or equivalent) Pediatrics, GP or A&E or have recent Pediatric experience Registered with the GMC  

    Holds professional indemnity insurance  

    Holds valid, current life support training.  


    Qualified Paramedic  

    Post registration experience: 2 years  

    Registered with HCPC  

    Holds professional indemnity insurance with College of Paramedics  

    Holds valid, current life support training. 

    To find out more and to start your application, click the apply button below.

  • Oxfam Campaigns logo

    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.

  • Oxfam Poole logo

    Oxfam Poole

    Oxfam is a global community of people who believe in a kinder, and radically better world, We believe we can overcome poverty by fighting the injustices and inequalities that fuel it.

    We have 2 shops in Poole, located :
    Poole High Street
    Lower Parkstone, Commercial Road

    There are lots of opportunities to learn practical new skills and to try new things. Whether you want to build your customer service skills by manning the till or want to learn the ins and outs of selling items online we have lots of availability to suit you. 

    From researching rare or valuable donations, visual merchandising, upcycling to photography for our online shop, there's something for everyone to get stuck into. So if you are looking to learn something new and build practical work experience for the future then we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Oxfam retail volunteers make a real impact every shift and help us work towards a kinder and radically better world, one without poverty.

    Volunteering at Oxfam is the perfect way to make friends and gain new skills, whether you're looking to improve your CV, take on a new challenge or just have fun!

  • 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.

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    PDSA offers free and low cost veterinary care to poorly pets in need. To qualify for PDSA help you must be in receipt of benefits and live in the postcode catchment area of a PDSA Pet Hospital

    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.

    Our shop in Poole is one of the largest charity shops in Poole and sells a wide range of donated goods plus new goods and our exciting new range of VINTAGE wear.  

    We are especially in need of team members to help on our till, feeding the odd dog a biscuit or two in between our customers and helping out the back getting stock ready.  There is also opportunity for window dressing and visual merchandising. 

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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

  • People First Forum logo

    People First Forum

    Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities.

    A speaking up charity run for and by people with learning disabilities in Bournemouth, Christchurch 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.

  • Poole Communities Trust logo

    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.
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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. 

  • Poole Museum Volunteers logo

    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.
  • 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
  • Purbeck Natural History Forum logo

    Purbeck Natural History Forum

    Through wildlife recording, the PNHF provides naturalists with the opportunity to contribute to the understanding and management of the landscape as a whole and not a series of individual sites.

    The Purbeck Heaths is one of the most biodiverse places in the UK, providing home to thousands of wildlife species including over 450 that are listed as rare, threatened, or protected. Every week, many enthusiastic naturalists go out on the reserve to record a wide variety of wildlife, including but not limited to numerous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and plants. Wildlife recording does not only bring great joy to those involved, but also gives us a better understanding of how our precious wildlife is doing. With thousands of records on a yearly basis, all these data help the landowners to manage and improve the conservation of the area. The Purbeck Natural History Forum (PNHF) was established in 2022 to enable naturalists to record across the Purbeck landscape by facilitating access to multiple sites under the ownership of various organisations, including private holdings. This provides naturalists with the opportunity to contribute to the understanding and management of the landscape as a whole and not a series of individual sites. By working together, and at scale, we can achieve so much more for nature. Whether you are an amateur naturalist, an expert, or someone who just started to develop an interest in wildlife monitoring and recording, the PNHF is there to provide you with support and guidance.

  • 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.

    There are an estimated 86,000* children in England with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day-to-day basis. Our Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to these families and children.

    When a child has a serious illness, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with an expert Family Support Worker who enables them to make the most of time together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed.

    We support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. It can include:

    · listening to a family’s fears and anxieties

    · helping to explain illnesses, diagnoses and treatments

    · keeping a seriously ill child company during hospital stays

    · driving families to medical appointments to help save time and money

    · organising fun activities to help sick children, their brothers and sisters

    · support through bereavement and grief.

  • Refugee Support Europe logo

    Refugee Support Europe

    We provide refugees with much-needed material support while offering them stability,solidarity and a sense of normality.

    We provide refugees with much-needed material support while offering them stability,solidarity and a sense of normality. Our pioneering Dignity Centres provide safe,welcoming spaces where refugees can choose from items identified as key needs by the communities themselves,just like a normal shopping experience. Our volunteers are kind and friendly,and they genuinely care. We work closely with local communities and organisations to create an ecosystem of support.

  • Relate Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch logo

    Relate Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch

    We provide relationship counselling to individuals, couples, families and young people living in the local area, both face to face and online.

    Our aim is to help people build better relationships.  We strive

    • To enhance the quality of couple and parental family relationships.
    • To help relationships, marriages and civil partnerships withstand the pressures leading to breakdown.
    • To limit the damage which commonly accompanies failing relationships, separation and divorce and increase the prospect of subsequent relationships succeeding.

    We raise funds to make sure income doesn't prevent people from accessing counselling when they need it.  We work with people of any age or background, and focus on being as accessible as possible.

  • Respected logo


    Respected is a charity that aims to empower young people to make healthy, informed choices in the area of relationships and sex through its unique online, interactive film-based RSE schools programme

    Founded by a local GP as a response to her daily work, our vision at Respected is for all young people to have healthy and fulfilling relationships. We firmly believe in the ability of each young person to make healthy decisions when properly equipped and supported. Through our unique Relationships and Sex Education Programme, we aim  to empower young people to make healthy, informed choices in this vital area of their lives.

    The Respected Programme is a set of unique, interactive film-based online educational resources. These are streamed directly from our website and easily facilitated in class by a Respected educator (local schools only) or a teacher. These evidence based, high quality resources have been developed by a local GP, qulaified teachers, youth workers and experts in education. They feature interactive short films presented by young adults only a few years older than the students, making them highly relatable. They are available to any secondary school for a nominal fee.

    We are looking for a Media Production short term placement student to work for us in summer 2024 to assist us in the digital marketing of our programme to teachers and parents. This would include ideas about strategy but also involve creating contant for us eg regular engaging posts to target audience of parents and teachers, creating short videos suitable for social media including filming of teachers/students who have experienced our programme, engaging media to advertise fundraising events, appearing in short marketing videos, producing appropriate photos and video footage of our work for promotional purposes etc. 

  • 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


    The fundraising and education branch in Christchurch & Bournemouth raises funds for the training & equipment of the RNLI Lifeguards on the beaches of Bournemouth Bay and gives water safety guidance.

    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. We can offer students opportunities for volunteering at fundraising events and in supporting and developing our on line and social media presence.  We are open to ideas from students who wish to undertake their own projects to either raise funds for us or to raise awareness of the importance of water safety.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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)
  • 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 experi

    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

  • South West Advocacy Network logo

    South West Advocacy Network

    South West Advocacy Network (SWAN) is an Advocacy Charity supporting thousands of the most marginalised people in our communities to have their voice heard.

    South West Advocacy Network (SWAN) work with people from all walks of life and have already supported thousands of the most marginalised people in our communities; helping to have their voices heard and their choices respected by those making decisions about their future. 
    Since 1999, we have developed a high-quality model of advocacy which ensures all members of our communities have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens. We have developed an excellent reputation for delivering independent, high quality, cost effective advocacy services across Bristol, BaNES, Pan-Dorset, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Portsmouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and West Berkshire.
    We believe that everyone has the right to be heard and respected. We believe that everyone has the right of choice and need someone by their side. We believe everyone has the right to be safe.
    Our services are free, confidential and non-judgmental. Our approach is focused on empowering individuals to make decisions, promoting independence as much as possible.

    SWAN’s Mission, Vision and Values 2022 - 2027
    SWANs Mission is:
    “To be a fair and inclusive employer, respected by all stakeholders for delivering high quality, person centred and innovative services that ensure equal access to rights.”
    SWANs Vision is:
    “A world without discrimination, with true social justice, where people are treated as equals and have influence on the decisions that affect their lives.”
    SWANs Values are: 
    Impartiality:     We believe everyone deserves social justice and free access to        advocacy
    Innovation:      We will build resilience into our organisation finding innovative ways of working to deliver effective services in a rapidly changing  environment
    Inclusivity:     We will work with all & will engage with our communities to find new ways to support those who are vulnerable and marginalised
    Impact:        We will make a positive difference wherever we work 

  • Space Youth Project logo

    Space Youth Project

    Welcoming all young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT+) people up to age 25 across Dorset since 2001!

    ?We aim to support young people who are or may be LGBT+ and empower them have positive self-esteem,
    to know they are supported, to have a sense of community and to overcome issues caused or intensified by prejudice in order to facilitate freedom of expression. 

    Please take a look at our website for further information.


  • St John Ambulance logo

    St John Ambulance

    St John Ambulance is England’s leading first-aid and health response charity.

    St John Ambulance is England’s leading first-aid and health response charity.

    From helping young people become the healthcare professionals of tomorrow, to world class training, St John Ambulance empowers people of all ages with lifesaving skills and the confidence to use them, every day.

    St John people know that first aid saves lives. They deliver compassion and care as emergency ambulance crews, at marathons and music festivals, in hospitals, vaccinating the nation against Covid-19, and through a diverse range of inspiring youth programmes.

    Visit for details of volunteering opportunities and how your donations support St John Ambulance’s vital work.

  • St Mungo's logo

    St Mungo's

    We provide a bed and support to more than 3,150 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.

    The causes and consequences of homelessness are complex. In order to meet the challenges that arise, we have a range of projects and services to help people become housed, healthier and more hopeful.

    Our services focus on the different stages of a person’s journey of homelessness or sleeping rough: before, during and after.

    We work to prevent people becoming homeless, support people who are sleeping on the streets into secure accommodation and then provide them with the services they need to rebuild their lives once they are there, and after.

    In 2020-21, our dedicated outreach teams supported 10,267 people and on any given night we provide 3,213 people with housing and support. These services range from outreach, accommodation and floating support services, to skills, employment and care, depending on the local area and the needs of the people there.

  • Stephen Cox Garden Trust logo

    Stephen Cox Garden Trust

    Registered charity for education in horticulture & conservation. Incl opportunities for: young unemployed, those with learning problems, EU residential places, student conservation (remote) projects

    Registered charity (#1174239) for the advancemnet of education in Horticulture and Conservation:

    Includes resources/training for:   young adults with learning difficulties;  the young unemployed;   workshops;   open days;   group visits;  residential placements and internships for interational students.

    Converted from a small field, the unique charity garden is a sequence of 'rooms' which includes: Herbarium; Vegetables; Orchard; Wetland; Waterfalls; Beach; fish Pond; Cottage Garden; Exotics Garden; Collections of Dianthus; Fucshias; Acers; Conifers; Alpines. These are intersersed with life size Statues; of deities & mythological creatures; large wooden arches; pergolas;arbours, 23 seating areas; walls, hedges, patios and paths.

    No previous experience necessary. Liquid refreshments provided. And all tools & gloves etc provided. There is also a fully equipped gym  & small pool for use by volunteers & students.

    The Trust provides detailed guides/protocols on such matters as: Student Welfare, Heath & Safety, Risk Assessment,etc. There is no maximum or moinimum requirem,net for partrcypairtion or tiome sale. Association depends entirely on your own schedule, preference and availability.

    Association with students is welcomed in a range of projects including: Wildlife & Habitats document writing; Conservation/climate change document writing; Video editing & production; garden help.

  • 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!
  • 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 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.

  • sue ryder logo

    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.

    Sue Ryder is one of the largest charity retailers in the UK with over 400 shops. Every item sold in our shops generates funding so we can continue to provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical, bereavement and emotional support every year, in our hospices, in people's homes and in the community. We are here to make sure that everyone approaching the end of life or living with grief can access the support they need.

    Sue Ryder places huge value on the diversity that we have within our team of volunteers and supporters.

    *Winners of the Employer of the Year for the People in Retail Awards 2023 – Retail Bulletin*

  • 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. 

  • Sustrans logo


    Sustrans is the charity making it easier for everyone to walk and wheel.

    We work for and with communities, helping them come to life by walking, wheeling and cycling to create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

    Across the UK we involve communities in shaping our towns and cities. Together we campaign for and create spaces where everyone can move around safely and give people the tools and confidence to get out of their cars.

    We inspire people to change the way we all travel every day, forging closer connections with our neighbours and reducing traffic to create a better environment and more sustainable society for everyone.

  • 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
  • Talbot Village Trust logo

    Talbot Village Trust

    Talbot Village Trust is a land based, grant making charity supporting great causes across south east Dorset to help 'people live well'.

  • 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.
  • 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 Children's Society logo

    The Children's Society

    We are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect.

    We support them through their most serious life challenges and we campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We've been doing this for 140 years and we won't stop until we've built a society where hope is alive in every child.

    We walk towards the young people that society crosses the road to avoid. We see something in these children, that something is:


    Hope for a happier home life, hope of getting a job, of getting away from the people who exploit and hurt them.

    Hope of overcoming the obstacles modern life puts in front of them and hope that tomorrow can be better than today.

    It's right there in the centre of every young person in Britain. Even those who have it toughest of all, those who are exploited, neglected, unsafe.

    We see it.

    And we fight for it.

  • 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 Crumbs Project is a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting disadvantaged adults by providing learning and development through catering, hospitality, housekeeping and administration training

    The CRUMBS Project is a disability training charity based in Bournemouth which has been in existence for 25 years supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, stabilised addictions, or brain injuries to learn employment and life skills through professionally recognised training programmes which provide opportunities for trainees to achieve Institute of Hospitality endorsed awards

    The CRUMBS Project aims to change the lack of opportunities for disadvantaged adults in and around the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area. From our dediciated training centre, we deliver 5 different professional training and development programmes (Foundation, Food Production & Service, Housekeeping, Administration & Digital Skills) through practical training, delivered in our kitchens, bakery, dining areas and dedicated IT suite, along with e-Learning units delivered via our own CRUMBS online campus.  

    Due to the nature of the disabilities our trainees face, our structured training and development programmes focus on the needs of the individual, working at a pace appropriate to them and provide support through coaching, appropriate challenge, opportunity and encouragement from a team of professional trainers  

    Our trainees gain education and theoretical knowledge, including learning about foods, balanced diets and nutrition to help improve health and well-being, along with practical and digital skills which equip them to prepare for employment and more independent living. Over 80% of trainees move into paid or voluntary employment in the Hospitality sector within the BCP area. Employment brings higher self-esteem, financial security and choices, as well as a feeling of contributing to and being part of the society. 

    CRUMBS also provides disabled adults with a sense of purpose, as well social engagement and inclusion opportunities through social contact and development of new friendships amongst peers. 100% of trainees feedback the experience of completing training programmes improves their self-confidence and esteem, along with gaining new skills, friendships and personal development opportunities.   

  • 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 Literacy Pirates logo

    The Literacy Pirates

    Through our term-long, after-school programme, we develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of children aged 9-13, who are falling behind in class and have fewer opportunities.

    Who are The Literacy Pirates? 

    Through our term-long, after-school programme, we develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of children aged 9-13, who are falling behind in class and have fewer opportunities in their personal lives, so that they can succeed at school and beyond. 

    Approximately 20 children from different schools attend one after-school session per week via our specially created online platform to practise their reading and writing. We also professionally publish their work so that every Young Pirate finishes the programme a published author. 


    What does a Volunteer Crewmate do? 

    As a Volunteer Crewmate, your role is to join our online sessions and help the children practise their reading and writing, 1:1 and in small groups. 

    Sessions are led and managed by our staff team, which means you can dedicate the whole time you’re with us to providing direct support to the children. 


    You will: 

    • Receive full training. 

    • Help children practise reading and writing by providing constant encouragement, positivity and celebration of their achievements. 

    • Take part in games and have fun! 

    • Be invited to virtual celebration events with the children to see the difference that you’ve made. 


    We offer: 

    • Tempo Time Credits – for every session you volunteer, you will be rewarded with credits to redeem against days out, trips and extra-curricular opportunities for your spare time. 

    • Employment references, for volunteers who have been with us for 12 months. 

    • Work placements for students. 

    • Socials and extra opportunities. 


    What are we looking for? 

    We ask volunteers to give just two afternoons every half term, although you are welcome to volunteer more if you choose to! 

    Sessions run every weekday from 3:45-6:15pm every weekday and you will have the flexibility to select which sessions you would like to attend. 

    No experience is required to become a volunteer – just a desire help children develop their reading and writing skills! Full training is provided. 

    All you need is: 

    • To be aged 16+ 

    • Eligible to work in the UK 

    • To complete a DBS check (we cover the cost of this) 

  • 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 Parks Foundation logo

    The Parks Foundation

    We are a small independent environment charity devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and green spaces for communities and for wildlife.

    Our charity is devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch & Pooles's parks and green spaces through fundraising and nature and community based projects. 

  • 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 on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.  The workshops are for local primary schools and for local charity groups. 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 in a two-hour structured workshop where as part of a group they will 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. Please check out our website

  • The Trussell Trust logo

    The Trussell Trust

    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.

    Trussell Trust Charity Retail has nine shops and a donations warehouse run by a small staff team and a large team of amazing volunteers.  Many of our volunteers gain valuable experience, build confidence and grow in life skills 

    We are always looking for volunteers to join our friendly team, and here are more reasons why 

    • Be part of the retail team, supporting us to raise vital funds 
    • Gain new skills and experience  
    • Meet new people 
    • Make a difference to others’ lives 
    • Provide a listening ear 
  • The Vegan Society logo

    The Vegan Society

    The Vegan Society's mission is to make veganism mainstream. We're working tirelessly to make veganism an easily-adopted and widely-recognised approach to reducing animal suffering and environmental..

    The Vegan Society's mission is to make veganism mainstream.

    We're working tirelessly to make veganism an easily-adopted and widely-recognised approach to reducing animal suffering and environmental damage. We do so through peaceful and factual dialogue with individuals, organisations and businesses.

    We achieve this vision and mission by providing information, supporting and advising individuals and health professionals, caterers, manufacturers, and influencing policy makers. We also fund vegan initiatives set up by members and supporters, and work with volunteers and partners towards making our vision a reality. We work with the media to help reinforce a positive view of veganism and to help a larger audience see that veganism is a rewarding, enjoyable and viable lifestyle.

    Our long-term goals

    1.  Improved vegan catering, nutrition, education and agriculture; encouraging government, public and private sector bodies to adopt and reward sustainable, healthy and compassionate lifestyles.

    2.  Greatly increase the number of people trying veganism and remaining vegan, because they believe that:

    • Animals have a right to life and freedom
    • Animal exploitation also negatively affects human justice (global food distribution issues, etc)
    • Animal farming is not sustainable and is severely damaging to the environment
    • Balanced vegan nutrition is healthy. 

    Ambitious but achievable goals that will ultimately make a huge difference to the future of animals, the planet and us. Here's to a brighter future for all.

  • The Wave Project logo

    The Wave Project

    Changing Lives Through Surfing!

    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.

  • Treasure logo


    Non-profit voluntary support group to support women who have experienced abuse at any point in their lives and it is still affecting them

    We are looking for volunteers to support the weekly running of the group, this may include;

    counsellor, IT, fund raising, support worker, Adim, business managment, finance. 

  • 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.

  • Twenty-Fourth (24th) Bournemouth Scout Group logo

    Twenty-Fourth (24th) Bournemouth Scout Group

    The 24th Bournemouth Scout Group changes lives by offering 4 to 18 year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life.

    Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

    We actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society with our exciting and varied youth led programmes.

    Volunteering opportunity

    We need volunteers to help run Squirrels aged 4 and 5, Beavers aged 6 and 7, Cubs aged 8 and 9 and Scouts aged 10 to 14. Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer, no experience is necessary.

    Training is provided.

    We are based at St Luke's Church in Winton and meet during term time and the occasional weekend for activities or camps. Squirrels meet on Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm, Beavers 5pm to 6.30pm, Cubs 6.30pm to 8pm and Scouts meet on Fridays, 7pm to 9pm.

    Tasks we need help with, Helping to run the group or activity, Marketing and social media, Admin, Fundraising, Being on the organisation committee (for example trustee, secretary), Preparing and serving food and drink

  • 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

    Play Action International are a UK registered charity and Kenyan and Ugandan NGO, offering short term global mobility and international volunteering opportunities in the summer for students!

    Play Action International is a small charity with a huge impact. Our focus is play, but that doesn’t mean we’re only a children’s charity. We work in East Africa, supporting the whole of the community, from building playgrounds, to facilitating parent and teacher workshops, to recycling plastic into educational resources, and even running an apprenticeship scheme that employs previous street children to gain qualification, and lead onto full time employment. We enhance the prospects of whole communities.

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    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

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    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.
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    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
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    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.

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    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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    Wareham choral society

    Small choral group of mixed singers Registered Charity no. 1103625

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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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    We Do Ethical Projects

    We nurture projects that help individuals and organisations to get involved in supporting people, planet and animals.

    You can support our projects by joining us in person or donating towards our initiatives, including;

    • Litter-picks & Beach Cleans
    • Homeles Community Toiletries Outreach 
    • Educational Workshops
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    Wessex Cancer Support

    At Wessex Cancer Support runs Cancer Support Centres, Retail Shops, Fundraising activities to enable us to provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families close to home.

    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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    West Howe Community Enterprises

    West Howe Community Enterprises was established by local residents in 2009 to improve communications about the area and make this a better place to live.

    West Howe Community Enterprises was established by local residents in 2009 to improve communications about the area and make this a better place to live. We have since become a registered Company and a registered Charity.

    Our group improves communication in the area by coordinating activities, learning opportunities and by providing safe places to meet.

    We run the Inspiring Change Shop in Cunningham Crescent where you can buy low cost goods in store. You can donate your unwanted items by dropping them into the shop.  

    We also run Henry’s Café inside Henry Brown Centre and manage the building as a community asset. We co-ordinate a host of activities for and with the community including social and support groups, training workshops, give and take days and much more…

    We are passionate about ensuring that our residents have a voice in their community.

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    Winfrith Village Hall

    Registered CIO Village Hall in a small rural Dorset village

    We have a number of sub groups attached to Winfrith Village Hall

    Winfrith Crafters

    Winfrith History Group

    Winfrith Community Foods

    Winfrith Web site group

    Winfrith Defibrillator Group

    Winfrith Childrens Activities Group


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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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    Women's Action Network Dorset

    Dorset Women CIC is a Community Voluntary Group that aims to reduce inequality; uniting women and enabling them to collaborate over common issues through our strengths and actions.

    Dorset Women CIC launched a new Strategy in January 2022 and has focussed activity in the last 12 months on creating a Dorset Women's Charter that aims to reduce inequality, change public attitudes towards women and to create a vision to inspire a new future for women and girls. We describe 'women' as any person who identifies with womanhood, feminism or being female including non-binary and gender fluid people who identify with womanhood as a gender expression. 

    In addition Dorset Women aspires to tell women's stories through a range of mediums and create opportunities for women to connect, collaborate and rise together. We, believe the tide is turning for women and we aim to lead the way with a new type of inclusive and action and solution-orientated feminism.

    Dorset Women is a small organisation entirely volunteer led and so we are always looking for people to join us. There is so much to do and we need people to help us to do it. All positions are unpaid within the organisation from Chair of the Committee, Committee Members, and others with specific roles like social media, safeguarding or partnerships.

    You can read our new strategy here and find out more about the Dorset Women's Charter.


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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 op

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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.