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
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.
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
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
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
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)
Age UK Bournemouth is an independent local charity based in the suburb of Winton. We exist to promote the health and well-being of people in later life by providing services; identifying gaps in provi
Age UK Nuffield (Poole)
A superstore located on the Nuffield Industrial estate where the money raised is for helping people love later life.
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)
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
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
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
- Social media assistants
You can find more information on these opportunities on the following link :http://bit.ly/ABTSOpportunities .
Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We can't wait to hear from you!
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).
Charity helping children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.
Our retail stores raise income to provide services to the above groups.
Our stores help to raise income to provide support for families across the UK so children get the best start in life, as well as supporting young people.
We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation.
We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system.
We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve.
And that’s not all. Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.
We also amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard.
The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
BCP Council. Poole Park Life
Poole Park Life is a Heritage Lottery Funded project aimed at making improvements to Poole Park over a 4 year period, ending in Aug 2021. As well as a significant capital improvements the project also involves engaging local communities to be aware of the changes taking place, to use the park in different ways, and to get involved - for example in creating new gardens, volunteering at the information kiosk and helping with events.
BCP Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service
Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service works with young people in the local youth justice system. Our purpose is to help those young people make positive changes, to keep them safe, to keep other people safe and to repair the harm caused to victims. This means we can support the national Youth Justice Board Vision that 'Every child should live a safe and crime-free life and make a positive contribution to society.'
Beach Tennis UK (Sandbanks, Poole)
Non-profit organisation. We organise and run a number of regular Beach Tennis sessions and events
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.
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.
Bird and Recreation Initiative (Poole)
Poole Harbours Bird & Recreation Initiative (BARI) was set up to mitigate recreational disturbance to overwintering SPA bird species within the Harbour, through engagement and education.
BARI is hosted by Urban Heath Partnerships on behalf of BCP and Dorset Councils, and are advised by Natural England.
What we are looking for Landlovers, Sea Scopers and Photographers. Click on this charity to find out more details.
Bookmark Reading Charity
Bookmark is a literacy charity giving children the reading skills and confidence they need for a fair chance in life, through our flexible, volunteer-led programme.
Boscombe Connect provides support to adults with social care needs, offering a variety of meaningful and stimulating activities. The aim is to keep people active, health and connected with their local communities. We welcome interest from people who may like to volunteer with the service, assisting with activities such as arts & crafts, gardening and pottery.
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. https://www.ansbury.co.uk/Bourne_Digital.html Dorset Council’s role as a partner in the Bourne Digital project is to recruit up to five new volunteer ‘Digital Champions’ in Bournemouth who will actually support and train the adults, helping to improve their digital skills so they can train and also be able to apply for jobs. We are looking for volunteers who are very comfortable with all things ‘digital’ and who also have very good people skills.
Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper
We produce fortnightly recordings of local news for the blind and partially sighted. These are in the form of cassettes, CDs and memory sticks.
Bournemouth Foodbank (Trussell Trust) Boscombe
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.
We are looking for enthusiastic adults to join our Scout Groups in running activities for young people across Bournemouth. There is no set time commitment, you give what you can give! No previous experience is needed, you just need to be happy working with children and as part of a team with other adults.
Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets
Built on the ethos and standards of the Royal Navy Sea Cadet training focuses on water sports and seamanship (carried out on a local river, the sea, adjacent naval establishments) and soldiering skills for Royal Marine Cadets. Cadets can also take national awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh or even attain accredited qualifications in navigation, communication and management.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an English orchestra with a remit to serve the South and South West of England. Founded in 1893, the BSO has developed a reputation as one of the UK's major orchestras and has worked with many of the world's leading composers, conductors and performers. Originally based in Bournemouth, the BSO moved its offices to the adjacent town of Poole in 1979.
Bournemouth University Sustainability Team
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 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 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
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
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
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 supports the recovery of threatened butterflies and moths, and the increase in the numbers of widespread species, through education, the recording and monitoring of butterflies and moths, habitat management of our 30 nature reserves, and by advising land owners on best practice management for specific species and habitats.
We are always looking for more help inside the office and in the field, or with the local Branch and events, so we have something for everyone to get involved in!
Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch
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.
Cancer Research UK Trading Ltd
Cancer Research UK is the worlds leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence, and information.
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!
CHAT CAFE LOCAL
1000's of BCP neighbours are too terrified to come outdoors after Lockdown, we aim to reach and inspire them to come out, we give hope, some love and a cup of tea to aim for.
Chat Cafe volunteers will pledge to see, hear and value our service users. This ground breaking pilot is a volunteering opportunity to include your own family needs whilst away from home. You can host a table at a Chat Cafe morning coffee club, or afternoon tea club. Promote Chat Cafe Local on Social media. Volunteer your graphic design skills for promotions that will reach the unreachable, support Chat Cafe by spreading the word on social media, create posts. This will be so benefitial for your CV, it could be amazing for job opportunities, PHD students who want to study a niche area of our community. Social Science and nursing students. Chat Cafe sounds easy going for a cup of tea, but the psychology behind this to challenge depression is going to be groundbreaking. It will save the NHS and our neighbours can have a quality of life rather than a quantity of day all by wearing a little pin badge that identifies them as 'I'm happy to talk.' The comedian John Bishop planted the seed a few months ago, I became the bud and I want volunteers to be the pollonating flowers.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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,
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)
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.
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.
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.
Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning
disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more
independently and be involved in their local communities.
As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits, Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we are driven by our values to work towards enabling every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes. We help people to live more independently, to be involved in their local communities, and our volunteers play a vital role in our work.
Diverse Abilities is Dorset’s disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county since 1955
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
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 is a pioneering local charity that educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality and promotes recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
Dorset Mind is a mental health charity that has been supporting local people with mental health difficulties since 1946. We educate, challenge stigma and provide support towards peoples’ wellbeing and recovery towards positive mental health in Dorset. Although an affiliate of national Mind we generate all our funding and do not receive income from Mind or the high street shops.
Dorset Parent Infant Partnership
Dorset Parent Infant Partnership is charity that provides early intervention psychotherapy to families that are struggling to form attachments with their infants aged 0-2.
Please follow the link for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1aUfLp06Zo
We aim to create a society where children have the best possible start in life and can flourish through attuned parenting, early bonding and the development of healthy attachment as they grow.
Dorset Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Dorset
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
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
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.
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.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL TRUST
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.
East Dorset Friends of the Earth
An environmental campaigning Group that campaigns on local and global issues.
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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n4onh05h2giwqeo/20230305_190828.mp4?dl=0
Our charity challenges involve individuals joining one of our teams taking part in legendary challenges across the globe, including our infamous Machu Picchu Trek all whilst fundraising for charity.
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.
What's best is that we are still learning, and are looking to only improve what we offer over the coming years!
We are a registered international equality-in-sport charity that exists to advance and promote equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport.
equitysport is a UK based charity that exists to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in global sport in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Through free-form development, education and targeted advocacy, we seek an inclusive global sporting landscape that lives up to the true values of sport; where anyone can strive to participate and realise their potential on an equal footing to anyone else, whoever they are, wherever they come from and whatever their background.
With an expert in-house team and network of world-renowned consultants, boasting over hundreds of years of collective experience at every level of sport, business and law all over the world, equitysport is determined to be recognised as one of the most imaginative, innovative and effective charities in sport; one that can succeed where others can’t or won’t.
Faithworks is a local independent Christian charity, passionate about helping people in crisis.
We are Faithworks - a local independent Christian charity, passionate about helping people not only get out of crisis or isolation, but journeying with them until they thrive. We love to provide practical solutions around Food, Finance, Home or People. We work with lots of partners – Councils, other charities, and especially local churches. We want people to be able to stand up and say “I can do this now!”
Family Counselling Trust
The Family Counselling Trust (FCT) is a registered mental health charity providing key early intervention counselling support to children and young people (up to age 18) and their families.
FCT was founded in Dorset in 2005 to respond to the growing challenges facing families and young people – emotional, behavioural or other mental health problems – where they were unable to access timely and adequate support. FCT raises funds to enable parents on stretched incomes to access prompt help for their children.
FCT offers children and young people an early opportunity to be supported by a qualified psychological therapist, in what is a holistic service involving the families.
FareShare 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.
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 www.footbus.com. Feel free to contact us with comments, questions or suggestions at email@example.com.
We are a safe water and sanitation charity.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We are a registered community interest company based in Poole. Our focus is on plastic pollution, we are cleaning up the harbour with beach cleans on foot and in kayaks, working with local communities and providing education to individuals and businesses on the impact of marine plastics and putting measures in place to reduce their waste.
Green Island Holiday Trust
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 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.
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 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.
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
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
The Handball Club is a successful student led Club promoting handball.
We are currently missing committee positions and this is where you come in! If you’d like to step up and be a committee member of one of these already established groups then please apply.
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.
Heatherlands Primary School
Various volunteering opportunities working with 4-11 year olds.
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
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
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 issues.in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. In addition we provide Therapy Dogs for Schools and other Educational Establishments for Special Needs or Stress.
High Mead Farm
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!
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.
HIGHCLIFFE NURSING HOME
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
Hope for Children is an international charity working towards a world where every child has a happy childhood that sets them up for a positive future.
Almost half the world’s children live in extreme poverty. We are helping to change this by delivering education, health, livelihoods and Child Rights projects that benefit thousands of children and families each year.
Everything we do is for the benefit of today’s children and tomorrow’s parents, supporting present and future generations to achieve long-term change. We know it will take time.
HOPE FOR FOOD
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.
PART OF STREET SUPPORT BOURNEMOUTH. LOCAL CHARITY COLLECTING DONATIONS OF FOOD, CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS AND THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES WITH FOOD AND SETTING UP HOME. LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR! - TIME-MANAGEMENT - TEAM WORK - FLEXIBILITY - COMMUNICATION - PROBLEM-SOLVING AND MANY MORE! GET EXPERIENCE FROM DOING A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING: - FUNDRAISING - SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS - MARKETING - MAKING VIDEOS - COOKING & SERVING FOOD AND MUCH MORE! TO REGISTER, EMAIL: INFO@HOPEFORFOOD.ORG.UK
If Everyone Cares CIC
Community Mapping, charities, community groups & projects - both aDoddle.org and bcp.aDoddle.org (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Community Map).Connecting People & Communities - One Click at a Time
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.
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
Inspire Dorset Sports & Social Groups
Inspire Dorset Sports & Social Group organises football groups for adults to return to competitive football, we also run mixed junior football and a youth club for 7-11-year-olds and 11-18-year-olds.
We are currently a community interest group and we plan to grow to a charity over the next 3-5 years. We organise football groups for adults to return to competitive football, enabling individuals to get back into sport.
International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA)
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
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.
James Burns House
James Burns House is a residential care home providing support to adults with physical disabilities in Bournemouth.
We are a residential 21 bedroom care home specialising in supporting people who have varying needs as a result of physical and long term neurological conditions.
We support people to develop a personalised support programme based on their needs, wishes and aspirations. We celebrate people’s collective differences, as well as their shared strengths and we recognise that everyone's support needs are individual.
JDRF is the worlds only type 1 diabetes charity.
We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and provide information for those living with or supporting someone with this life long auto immune condition.
We host a variety of fundraising events around the UK to support our world renowned and ground breaking research.
Julia's House Children's Hospices
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 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.
Kinson Business Forum
We're a community group made up of people living and working in Kinson who organise free community events to make the area more vibrant for local residents and visitors.
Lewis-Manning Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting conditions from diagnosis to end of life. We are the only local non-NHS hospice in East Dorset providing a safe and caring place to die and a place for families to face death together. We care for local people whose lives have been turned upside-down by a life-changing diagnosis. We do this through our three core services: End of Life Care (In Patient Unit), Day Hospice and our specialist out-patient clinics.
‘The care that Lewis-Manning provides has turned my life around. ’ - Day Hospice Patient
Lions Club of Bournemouth
We are volunteers who serve our communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest voluntary service organisation with 1.44 million members in over 200 countries.
Lions Club of Bournemouth work in the local community, holding events and fund raising for local charities and giving help to the community where there is a need
Little Lives UK
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 is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.
We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.
Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.
Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Community Association
LUBCA is a community association based in Upton, north-west Poole, about 7 miles from Wallisdown campus. We are charitable organisation dedicated to the well-being of the local community and have four
LUBCA is a community association based in Upton, north-west Poole, about 7 miles from Wallisdown campus. We are charitable organisation dedicated to the well-being of the local community and have four main activities at present: we run and maintain our Community Centre, we support the local Carnival, we mount an annual food festival - Venfest - and we support Community Art events.
Macmillan Cancer Support
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
Anthony Nolan matches incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells to people with blood cancer and blood disorders in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student to spread the word about our lifesaving work on campus.
Anthony Nolan would like to hold a recruitment event at Bournemouth University to help recruit potentially lifesaving donors to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.
Medical Detection Dogs
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)
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
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.
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
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.
MYTIME Young Carers
At MYTIME, it is our mission to level the playing field for young carers and young adult carers everywhere by providing them with the support, opportunities and friendship that every child deserves.
A young carer is a child, just like any other. The only difference is that young carers are responsible for the care of at least one member of their family, though they may be as young as 5 years old themselves. These children work incredibly hard to take care of their loved ones, yet they represent a largely forgotten community, and can face disadvantage as a result.
We are looking for BU volunteers that can help us deliver these programmes. Your role could involve supporting the young carers directly, administration and 'behind the scenes' work, communications or fundraising. In return we will provide you with hugely valuable work experience in the charity sector, training and the chance to belong to our fantasic team.
We have worked with an incredible BU Volunteer this year and the time she has dedicated to us has been hugely valuable. We really value our volunteers and will do our best to support them to explore the areas they are passionate about and to grow their skills.
Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults.
The charity offers a unique and vital service allowing families to take advantage of much needed respite, community, emergency, end of life and post-bereavement care.
The charity employs highly skilled doctors, nurses, carers and play specialists, as well as an experienced family support team who offer practical, emotional and spiritual support for the whole family, throughout their child’s life and after death.
National Trust - 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
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
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
The National Trust is a conservation charity and volunteering is at the centre of the organisation. There are opportunities to gain professional skills across many areas.
Montacute House is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass and local, ham stone. The Long Gallery, which is the longest of its kind in England, houses over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. The team of staff and volunteers look after the house and its surrounding gardens, telling the story of this place and helping visitors understand our part in its conservation.
New Forest National Park Authority
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
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.
New Forest Volunteer Centre
The New Forest Volunteer Centre promotes and supports volunteering in the New Forest. We recruit potential volunteers from all sections of the community and work with people and groups to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively looking for volunteers to assist them with their work. Volunteering is simple. It’s about giving your time to do something useful that can benefit both you and your community. Many voluntary organisations would not survive without the time freely given by volunteers.
NHS Volunteer Responders
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk.
You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks on the NHS website such as Community Response volunteer, Patient Transport volunteer, NHS Transport volunteer and Check-in and Chat volunteer. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel
Promote and support the prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour
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: www.northdorsetrailway.co.uk)
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
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.
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, please visit www.otw.org.uk
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.
Located on Poole High Street, we are a busy charity shop with lots of opportunities to learn new skills and get involved with all aspects of the shop.
We are a busy charity shop located on Poole High Street looking for energetic volunteers to help us build back up after a difficult few years. We have 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 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.
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.
Our vibrant centre aims to keep people with long term health conditions active healthy and connected to their local communities for as long as possible.
Parkstone Connect is nestled in the heart of parkstones local community. It is in a large, modern, vibrant and welcoming building with brightly coloured decor and art and craft work produced by the clients is displayed throughout. It has an accesible garden. The service boasts a sports activitiy hall, music room, computer room, art studio complete with kiln, a sensory room and other rooms for group activities and individuals to socialise. The service has a vibrant timetable with a wide range of activities that works towards achieving clients individual outcomes and goals. They take place in the centre or out in the community and are organised around total communication; health and wellbeing; sensory and relaxation; the arts and music. Examples include boccia, sensory exporation, drama, art, ceramics, woodwork, music reminiscence, cooking, yoga, and football.
PDSA 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.
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
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
Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities.
A speaking up charity run for and by people with learning disabilities in Bournemouth and Poole.
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
We are a charity that supports Poole communities through different centres, At the moment we have a centre in Branksome up and running, we are raising money in the Bourne estate to rebuild their community centre; we are carrying out community development work in Turlin Moor. We are looking for support at out Branksome Community Centre.
Poole Enviroteers is a volunteer initiative aspiring to get all residents of Poole taking action in their local open spaces. Poole Enviroteers promotes the work of local community groups, opportunities at ‘new to you’ alongside supporting individuals in taking action through our own volunteer activity days!
All our volunteer opportunities:
Offer taster sessions
Have no-commitment attached
Are welcoming to all and you are welcome to bring friends!
We love to facilitate ideas from anyone, so bring us your volunteer ideas and we can help support in making these a reality.
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
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.
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.
The society aims to create a post-graduate community within SUBU and BU for students to belong to a network of highly skilled postgraduate students who will seek to offer help to each other.
The Postgraduate Society supported by SUBU and the Doctoral College will also host events and activities tailored for postgraduate students in order to provide both fun and academic engagement in BU.
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 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 www.pramalife.org
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.
The Bournemouth Banshees promote and plays Quidditch
An established Society in need of a few more Commitee Members.
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.
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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.
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 health, education, 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
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.
Royal Air Force Association
The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a member-led, registered welfare charity that provides welfare support to Serving and Ex-Serving RAF personnel and their families.
Volunteers provide visits to members of the RAF family to help combat loneliness, provide information or to help them make financial applications in times of hardship. Volunteers help us fundraise and they support us in many tasks throughout our branch network across the world.
Royal Lifesaving Society UK
The Drowning Prevention Charity
We work to support the delivery of A Future Without Drowning, and need your help to provide education to the local community.
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.
We deliver interactive and practical ‘skills for life’ education in realistic full size streetscapes at Bournemouth, Weymouth and Swindon (from 2020). Our philosophy is one of ‘discuss, decide and do’ where visitors are actively engaged in an immersive environment rather than simply listening to advice.
We cover road safety, fire safety, water safety and home safety alongside crime prevention, what to do in an emergency, healthy living, mental wellbeing, citizenship, environmental sustainability, householder responsibilities, financial skills and much more.
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
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
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 - https://saveswanageambulancecar.org
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.
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
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 believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. Our work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone. (Part of Street Support Bournemouth project)
Slades Farm Community Garden
A 2 acre organic wildlife garden in an urban green space, Slades garden is a community project run by volunteers. There are lots of opportunities for conservation work from September to Easter every year. This includes activities like bramble-bashing, tree removal, tree planting, pond clearing and habitat creation. There are two working sessions each month for the public, and additional sessions can usually be arranged if enough students are interested.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
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.
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
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 www.railtotrail.org. If you feel that you have got what it takes to make a difference, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SportsAid is a national charity supporting young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the next generation of Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions. We provide financial awards and recognition, workshops & and mentoring. Athletes are typically aged 12-18, 20% disabled, 50/50 gender split.
St John Ambulance
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 sja.org.uk for details of volunteering opportunities and how your donations support St John Ambulance’s vital work.
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
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
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!
We are the UK’s leading stroke charity, fighting for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the support that they need. We deliver stroke services across the UK, ca
We are the UK’s leading stroke charity, fighting for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the support that they need. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and raise awarness of how to reduce your risk of stroke and bring down your blood pressure.
Student Action for Refugees
We, Student Action for Refugees (STAR), are partnered with the International Care Network (ICN) in Bournemouth, who have set up a peer mentoring programme, where volunteers are paired with young-adult (male) refugees in the area. The aim is to integrate and develop relationships with these young people, through mentoring and friendship over a number of weeks and months. Get in touch for more information if you’re interested, we’d love to have you on board!
Students Organising for Sustainability
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
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
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!!
The SUBU BAME Peer Mentoring Programme is run by the Student Voice and Policy team, which works closely on the issues that really matter to students.
One of the ways we do this is through supporting ways to collect student feedback, for example through the Student Representation System. We then analyse, track and share student feedback with representatives (including the Full-Time Union Officers) as well as key members of staff at Bournemouth University. Our work aims to enhance the influence the student voice can have on improving the student experience.
SUBU Student Opportunities
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.
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.
We provide incredible end of life and neurological care for people facing a life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult times of their lives. We treat the person not the condition.
Sustainable Dorset 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 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
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
Talbot Village Trust is a land based, grant making charity supporting great causes across south east Dorset to help 'people live well'.
Team Dorset Athletics Network
Athletics clubs in Dorset, organising athletic events and training sessions in Poole and Bournemouth
Tenovus Cancer Care
If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope.
Testwood Lakes Sailability (TLS)
Testwood Lakes Sailability provide dinghy sailing for people with any disability. TLS have a wheelchair accessible pontoon fitted with hoists to enable access to the dinghies if required. TLS use Hansa Access 303 dinghies which are purpose built for use by people with disabilities. They are two person dinghies so are normally skippered by a TLS volunteer who is a competent dinghy sailor. We also have an operational support boat that is always skippered by a RYA qualified powerboat skipper along with additional crew.
The Big Issue Foundation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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:
The MARS Trust
Workshop style training: developing key relationship skills for young people.
Impacting young lives …
In every area of life …
For the whole of life …
The Mines Advisory Group
We find and destroy landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs in places affected by conflict. Since 1989, we have helped over 18 million people in 68 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war.
The Parks Foundation
We are a small but perfectly formed independent environment charity devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and green spaces for everyone to enjoy.
Our charity is devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch & Pooles's parks and green spaces through fundraising and project delivery.
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
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 www.thestoryworks.org
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 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
The Word Forest Organisation is an environmental charity whose mission is to mitigate climate change by planting trees in the tropics, education and empowerment of woman in a community in Kenya.
Our Vision is to Create nurseries and plant new trees on deforested land, Construct and equip educational buildings in impoverished Kenyan communities, To twin Kenyan schools with UK schools and reduce the environmental educational gap between them, To encourage everyone to take more personal responsibility for keeping the planet healthy, To share environmental wisdom and biocentric scientific data in respect of reforestation and to Empower community educators to raise awareness of forestry guardianship and wider environmental issues.
Transition Bournemouth is a local charity (registered charity 1183648) that runs a number green projects in the BH area. These projects include:
Bournemouth Repair Cafe - Every 3rd Saturday of the month we hold an event where the public bring along items in need of repair (appliances, clothing, etc) to be repaired by our team of volunteer fixers.
Slades Farm Community Garden - A communal growing space for people to try out sustainable forms of food production.
Count On Me - Counting up all the CO2 emissions being saved by the activites and habits that many people do every day.
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
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
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.
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
Year 7 to 13 secondary school and Sixth Form in Christchurch. Approximately 1800 students.
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.
Upton Country Park, Poole
Upton Country Park is a large site on the edge of Poole. We have large horticultural areas, natural habitats and amenity areas which the on site team are responsible for.
Upton Country Park has over 140 acres of award winning gardens, woodland, wetland, parkland and shoreline, as well as the Grade II* Listed Upton House. The Country Park attracts over 680,000 visitors a year and is within the top 10 most visited attractions in Poole. The Operations Team, including volunteers, are responsible for horticultural works, nature conservation, estate management and are heavily involved in the various events held in the Country Park
VICTA 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.
We are a charity funded by dorset police and crime commissioner to provide free and confidential, practical and emotional support to victims and witness's of crime. We support victims from the age of four and support all crime types with the exception of rape and sexual assault. Our volunteer opportunities involve providing support either face to face in the community or via telephone. Volunteers will be fully trained and will have the opportunity to progress onto supporting service users with complex needs and crimes which pose higher risk e.g domestic abuse and hate crime
Victoria Community Boccia Club
Victoria Community Boccia Club was founded in July 2016. The club was actually launched on National Boccia Day, September 17th. The club is open to anyone with a disability who wishes to learn the basics, or participate in competitive Boccia. Whilst school age participants are welcomed, the club is intended to cater for those who have left formal education.
Victoria’s Promise has been established for 5 years, filling the critical gaps in emotional, practical, physical and social support for young women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The aim of the charity is to support and empower young women, and their families, through cancer treatment.
Some of the services we offer the women are counselling for them and their immediate family, cleaning and childcare services, wig funding and specialised beauty treatments including oncology massage. Alongside the support services, Victoria’s Promise runs Affinity workshops.
With Virtual Volunteering you can volunteer from anywhere, and give as much or as little time as you want!
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).
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.
Wareham choral society
Small choral group of mixed singers Registered Charity no. 1103625
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.
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.
Wessex Cancer Trust Bournemouth
To help local people living with cancer by offering emotional, physical and practical support.
To provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families close to home
To provide information to help everyone understand about cancer, prevention, causes and treatments
To have services guided by the people we support in order to achieve the best outcomes for them
To work in partnership with other charities and health care professionals to ensure we use funds wisely and deliver maximum impact
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.
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.
Women's Action Network Dorset
Women's Action Network Dorset 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.
Women's Action Network Dorset 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 Women's Action Network Dorset 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.
Women's Action Network Dorset 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: https://wandwomen.org.uk/about-wand/new-strategy/ and find out more about the Dorset Women's Charter here: https://wandwomen.org.uk/about-wand/new-strategy/dorset-womens-charter/
At YMCA Bournemouth our heart is to help and support people of all ages, origins and faiths, especially those who are young and who are needy or vulnerable in some way. We do this through providing opportunities in housing, children work, youth work and leisure activities. Part of Street Support Bournemouth project.
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.