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  • Access Dorset logo

    Access Dorset

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

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    Active Dorset

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

  • Against Breast Cancer logo

    Against Breast Cancer

    Research charity for secondary spread breast cancer. We recycle bras, stamps, toner cartridges, mobile phones to raise funds. We also have supporters who run their own fundraising events.

  • Age UK Bournemouth logo

    Age UK Bournemouth

    Age UK Bournemouth is an independent local charity. We exist to promote the health and well-being of people in later life by providing services; identifying gaps in provision; and by influencing policy and decision makers.

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    Age UK Nuffield

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

  • Alzheimers Society logo

    Alzheimers Society

    Leading organisation in the provision of Dementia services locally. committed to creating a world without dementia providing local groups for those living with dementia, family and friends

  • Alzheimer's Society Dorset logo

    Alzheimer's Society Dorset

    Alzheimer's Society is the leading dementia charity providing expert information, training and support services to people affected by dementia.

  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust logo

    Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

    National NGO managing nature reserves in the UK for native amphibians and reptiles, lobbying government and providing data and monitoring.

  • Arts by the Sea - BCP Council logo

    Arts by the Sea - BCP Council

    We are on the hunt for creative, fun individuals who would love to get involved with this year's Arts by the Sea Festival 2019 ! We are looking for : - Events volunteers - Photographers - Social media assistants You can find more information on these opportunities on the following link :

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    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...

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    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...

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    BH1 Project (Boscombe Salvation Army)

    We are a drop-in center opposite the Salvation Army in Boscombe. We offer practical help to homeless and community clients (food, showers, washing machine/dryer, clothing, referral to agencies etc,.) We are open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 2pm (Bank...

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    Boscombe Connect

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

  • Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper logo

    Bournemouth and Wessex Talking Newspaper

    We produce fortnightly recordings of local news for the blind and partially sighted. These are in the form of cassettes, CDs and memory sticks.

  • Bournemouth CVS logo

    Bournemouth CVS

    We are a charity who offer support to over 1,500 Voluntary and Community groups. These groups are crucially important because they provide a service to over half the population in Bournemouth. We help to set the groups up, speak up on their behalf to ensure they have a say...

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    Bournemouth Little Theatre

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

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    Bournemouth Parks Foundation

    A charity devoted to enhancing Bournemouth's parks and green spaces through fundraising and project delivery.

  • Bournemouth Scouts logo

    Bournemouth Scouts

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

  • Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets logo

    Bournemouth Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets

    Built on the ethos and standards of the Royal Navy Sea Cadet training focuses on water sports and seamanship (carried out on a local river, the sea, adjacent naval establishments) and soldiering skills for Royal Marine Cadets. Cadets can also take national awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh or...

  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra logo

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an English orchestra with a remit to serve the South and South West of England. Founded in 1893, the BSO has developed a reputation as one of the UK's major orchestras and has worked with many of the world's leading composers, conductors...

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

  • British Heart Foundation Shops, Bournemouth logo

    British Heart Foundation Shops, Bournemouth

    The British Heart Foundation in and around Bournemouth could use your help! Volunteers are vital in running our shops, which in turn help fund research projects and local community care in Dorset. Gain confidence, try something different and learn new skills. Flexible days and times available to fit around you...

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    British Red Cross

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

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    Butterfly Conservation

    Butterfly Conservation supports the recovery of threatened butterflies and moths, and the increase in the numbers of widespread species, through education, the recording and monitoring of butterflies and moths, habitat management of our 30 nature reserves, and by advising land owners on best practice management for specific species and habitats...

  • Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch logo

    Butterfly Conservation Dorset Branch

    Butterfly Conservation is a national organisation with 32 branches of which Dorset is one. We work to help butterflies and moths by undertaking conservation work to maintain and improve the habitats on our own reserves and other sites, carrying out; a number of survey and recording scheme, analysing data on...

  • Cairn logo


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

  • Cherry Tree Nursery logo

    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...

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    Christian Aid

    International development charity working in 37 countries around the world. Working through local partners to deliver emergency response and long term development programmes

  • Citizens Advice Bournemouth and Poole logo

    Citizens Advice Bournemouth and Poole

    Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole is an independent charity that provides information, education and advice services to help people resolve problems. Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole is part of a national network of over 280 individual charities that deliver advice across England and Wales overseen by a national...

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    Citizens Advice Witness Service

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

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    Culture Volunteers Poole

    Culture Volunteers Poole is based at Poole Museum and offers volunteering opportunities across Poole Museums, Poole Libraries, Upton Country Park and some Poole Arts events. Opportunities include hosting author events to reading stories to children, stewarding crowds of people at fabulous arts festivals to gardening and maintenance or supporting the...

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    Dimensions UK

    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...

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    Diverse Abilities

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

  • Dorset Blind Association logo

    Dorset Blind Association

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

  • Dorset Mind logo

    Dorset Mind

    Dorset Mind is a 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...

  • Dorset Parent Infant Partnership logo

    Dorset Parent Infant Partnership

    Dorset Parent Infant Partnership is charity that provides early intervention psychotherapy to families that are struggling to form attachments with their infants aged 0-2. Please follow the link for more information: We aim to create a society where children have the best...

  • Dorset Police logo

    Dorset Police

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

  • Dorset Scrapstore logo

    Dorset Scrapstore

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

  • Dorset Wildlife Trust logo

    Dorset Wildlife Trust

    Environmental Conservation Charity

  • Dreams Come True logo

    Dreams Come True

    DCT supports children and young adults from the age of 2 – 21 with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. We grant dreams to children who really deserve them. A dream is important as it is something for them to look forward too and a distraction from the gruelling hospital appointments and...

  • East African Playgrounds logo

    East African Playgrounds

    Experience the culture, landscape and wildlife of the award winning country, Uganda. Take on the challenge of trekking and canoeing through Western Uganda, enjoying the stunning scenery along the way. Walk alongside the last remaining silverback gorillas then transform an empty playing field into a safe and exciting playground for...

  • East Dorset Friends of the Earth logo

    East Dorset Friends of the Earth

    An environmental campaigning Group that campaigns on local and global issues.

  • Faithworks Wessex logo

    Faithworks Wessex

    We are Faithworks Wessex… or FW for short. We are 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 ?nd practical solutions around Food, Finance, Home or People. And we work with...

  • FareShare logo


    FareShare is the UK's largest food distribution charity, helping to support organisations such as Kid's breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless hostels and refuges. At FareShare we help over 9,653 charities make delicious and nutritious meals by saving food from going to waste. FareShare also redistributed more than...

  • FRANK Water logo

    FRANK Water

    We are a safe water and sanitation charity.

  • G S I Events Ltd logo

    G S I Events Ltd

    GSi Events Ltd specialise in organising events that provide a fundraising platform for charities.

  • Girlguiding logo


    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...

  • Girlguiding Dorset logo

    Girlguiding Dorset

    Girlguiding Dorset is part of Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Through fun, friendship,challenge and adventure, we empower girls to find their voice. Guiding is a worldwide family for girls from the age of 5 who can remain as an active member throughout...

  • GoPladdle logo


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

  • Green Island Holiday Trust logo

    Green Island Holiday Trust

    We provide supported holidays for local people living with a disability or long-term health issue. Six holidays are organised each year, based at Holton Lee located between Poole and Wareham. Each holiday, a group of five holidaymakers will be supported by a team of six residential volunteers. The group...

  • Guide Dogs logo

    Guide Dogs

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

  • Healthwatch Dorset logo

    Healthwatch Dorset

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

  • Heatherlands Primary School logo

    Heatherlands Primary School

    Various volunteering opportunities working with 4-11 year olds.

  • Help and Care logo

    Help and Care

    Help and Care is a registered Charity that supports people and communities to live the lives they choose. For over 30 years, we've been promoting dignity and independence for all people, to those living with long-term health condition and carers. What makes us different is our person-centered...

  • Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs logo

    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

    We change the lives of Young People, Adults as well as their Carers and Families via our "Helpful Hounds" Assistance and Therapy Dogs. We support Physical Disablement, Autism, Down's Syndrome, PTSD and other emotional Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. In addition we provide Therapy Dogs...

  • High Mead Farm logo

    High Mead Farm

    High Mead Farm is a therapeutic farm, providing a natural nurturing environment to those that attend. We support people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities and many more. Using the land, animals, pottery studio, and woodwork as means of therapy, increasing self-esteem, confidence and knowledge. We are...

  • Highcliffe Castle logo

    Highcliffe Castle

    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...



    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...

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    Hope for Children

    Hope for Children are an interntiaonl charity that’s passionately believes that every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. We do this by improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering families, but most importantly we are giving them hope.

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  • James Burns House logo

    James Burns House

    James Burns House provides support to adults with physical disabilities in Bournemouth.

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    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...

  • Julia's House Children's Hospices logo

    Julia's House Children's Hospices

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

  • Kinson Business Forum logo

    Kinson Business Forum

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

  • Lewis-Manning Hospice logo

    Lewis-Manning Hospice

    Lewis-Manning Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting conditions from diagnosis to end of life. We are the only local non-NHS hospice in East Dorset providing a safe and caring place to die and a place for families to face death together. We care for local people whose...

  • Lions Club of Bournemouth logo

    Lions Club of Bournemouth

    We are volunteers who serve our communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest voluntary service organisation with 1.44 million members in over 200 countries. Lions Club of Bournemouth work in the local community, holding events...

  • Livability logo


    Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we...

  • Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Community Association logo

    Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Community Association

    LUBCA is a community association based in Upton, north-west Poole, about 7 miles from Wallisdown campus. We are charitable organisation dedicated to the well-being of the local community and have four main activities at present: we run and maintain our Community Centre, we support the local Carnival, we...

  • Macmillan Cancer Support logo

    Macmillan Cancer Support

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

  • Marrow - Anthony Nolan logo

    Marrow - Anthony Nolan

    Anthony Nolan matches incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells to people with blood cancer and blood disorders in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student to spread the word about our lifesaving work on campus. Anthony Nolan would like to...

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    Medical Detection Dogs

    Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, insamples such as...

  • Mental Health Innovations (MHI) logo

    Mental Health Innovations (MHI)

    MHI launched Shout in May 2019. Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a...

  • Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children logo

    Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children

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

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    We enable breaks for young carers aged 5 - 24 at our outdoor centre in the Isle of Purbeck. Our main objectives are focusing on their wellbeing, life skills and education. So that they can help the young carers of our future.

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    Naomi House

    Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults. The charity offers a unique and vital service allowing families to take advantage of much needed respite, community, emergency, end of life and post-bereavement care. The charity employs highly skilled doctors, nurses, carers...

  • National Trust - Montacute House logo

    National Trust - Montacute House

    The National Trust is a conservation charity and volunteering is at the centre of the organisation. A National Trust property, 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...

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    New Forest National Park Authority

    The New Forest National Park Authority always needs dedicated, passionate volunteers to help deliver a wide range of projects across the New Forest. Opportunities include woodland, heathland and grassland restoration, carrying out archaeological surveys and excavations and walking historic rights of way. We also seek enthusiastic volunteers to help with...

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    New Forest Sailability

    We are locally known as New Forest Sailability (NFS) and are based at Spinnaker Sailing Club, Ringwood. Our aim is to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the exciting sport of sailing. Here is where you can learn to sail a dinghy, sit back and relax whilst someone else takes...

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    New Forest Volunteer Centre

    The New Forest Volunteer Centre promotes and supports volunteering in the New Forest. We recruit potential volunteers from all sections of the community and work with people and groups to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively looking for volunteers to assist them with their work. Volunteering is simple...

  • Over The Wall Children's Charity logo

    Over The Wall Children's Charity

    OTW provides FOC residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges. We have a variety of exciting volunteering roles available. These include: Activity Leader, Team Mate, Camp Recorder (Photographer), Safeguarding Officer & Clinical Volunteer. Our camps take place from April to October and are held at...

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    Oxfam Boscombe

    Charity Shop

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    Oxfam Poole

    Charity shop selling donated clothes, accessories, books, toys, homeware items. Majority of stock is sold on shop floor, but we also run an online shop. Some stock of higher value is photographed and listed online. All the donated sorted, cleaned (clothes are steamed), priced, then displayed in attractive order on...

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    Parkinson's UK

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

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    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...

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    People First Forum

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

  • Poole Communities Trust logo

    Poole Communities Trust

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

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    Poole Enviroteers

    Poole Enviroteers is a volunteer initiative aspiring to get all residents of Poole taking action in their local open spaces. Poole Enviroteers promotes the work of local community groups, opportunities at ‘new to you’ alongside supporting individuals in taking action through our own volunteer activity days! All our volunteer opportunities...

  • Poole Town Youth Football Club logo

    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.

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    Prama Foundation

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

  • RAF Association logo

    RAF 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. A significant proportion of our work is undertaken by those who volunteer for the charity. Volunteers provide visits to members of...

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    Rainbow Trust

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

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    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...

  • Robinson Volunteering

    Robinson volunteering is set up to help child carers with respite through fun holidays and events along the Dorset Coast. With a national network, we aim to provide for 2,000 child carers throughout the year. We rely on volunteers to help set up and run the events and holidays...

  • Royal Air Force Association

    the Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate...

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    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.

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    The RSPB is the Country’s largest conservation charity aiming to inspire everyone to help nature. Together with our partners we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns and coast and countryside can teem with wildlife once again. We work to secure a healthy environment for nature and people...

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    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...

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    Samaritans Bournemouth

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

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    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service

    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service is based in Poole and offers free, confidential specialist emotional and practical support and information to male, female and transgender 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...

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    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)

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    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...

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    Solent Mind

    We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. An advocate is someone who can both listen to you and...

  • SportsAid Trust logo

    SportsAid Trust

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

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    St John Ambulance

    St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working...

  • Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole logo

    Street Support Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

    We are a collective of organisations and charities in the local area, working together to combat homelessness. There are many ways in which you can help; from supplying practical items to working with national and local organisations who help rough sleepers and people moving on into accommodation. You could also...

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    Stroke Association

    We are the UK’s leading stroke charity, fighting for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those affected by stroke get the support that they need. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and raise awarness of how to...

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    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...

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    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...

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    SUBU Alzheimer's Project

    **One of our fabulous Student-Led Projects!** Come and join other students volunteering in Singing for the Brain and Memory Cafe's for people with Alzheimer's Disease.

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    SUBU Beach Champions

    Come and join your fellow students and help clean up Dorset's iconic beaches!

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    SUBU Conservation Rangers

    **One of our fabulous student-led projects!** Come and join your fellow students in volunteering outdoors, doing conservation work in our Dorset countryside!

  • SUBU Hope for Food Project logo

    SUBU Hope for Food Project

    **One of our fabulous Student-Led projects!** Join in with our student helpers at the Soup Kitchen!

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    SUBU Slade's Farm Project

    Come and help us create and maintain a beautiful community garden- just a short walk from campus!

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    SUBU Volunteering

    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...

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    sue ryder

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

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    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...

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    Team Dorset Athletics Network

    Athletics clubs in Dorset, organising athletic events and training sessions in Poole and Bournemouth

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    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...

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    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...

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    The Bournemouth Foodbank

    PART OF STREET SUPPORT BOURNEMOUTH. 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.

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    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...

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    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...

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    The Crumbs Project

    The C.R.U.M.B.S Project founded in 1997 in response to local needs, as a registered charity. We deliver workplace tuition at our purpose-built Food Services Hub supporting adult with disabilities to overcome the significant barriers they face, individuals come to us with very low self...

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    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...

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    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 …

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    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.

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    The Wave Project

    Changing Lives Through Surfing! We support children who have experienced trauma or social isolation and are at risk of developing ongoing mental health problems. We run a surfing project that aims improve their confidence and self-esteem, helps them make new friends and develops core life skills, such as communication...

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    Transition Bournemouth

    Transition Bournemouth is a local charity (registered charity 1183648) that runs a number green projects in the BH area. These projects include: Bournemouth Repair Cafe - Every 3rd Saturday of the month we hold an event where the public bring along items in need of repair (appliances, clothing, etc) to be...

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    Upton Country Park, Poole

    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...

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    VICTA is a national charity that provides support to children and young adults from 0 to 29 who are blind or partially sighted and their families. VICTA believes that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. VICTA’s support, advice, grants and activities enable young people and...

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    Victim Support

    We are a charity funded by dorset police and crime commissioner to provide free and confidential, practical and emotional support to victims and witness's of crime. We support victims from the age of four and support all crime types with the exception of rape and sexual assault. Our volunteer...

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    Victoria Community Boccia Club

    Victoria Community Boccia Club was founded in July 2016. The club was actually launched on National Boccia Day, September 17th. The club is open to anyone with a disability who wishes to learn the basics, or participate in competitive Boccia. Whilst school age participants are welcomed, the club is intended...

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    Victoria's Promise

    Victoria’s Promise has been established for 5 years, filling the critical gaps in emotional, practical, physical and social support for young women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The aim of the charity is to support and empower young women, and their families, through cancer treatment. Some of the...

  • Virtual Volunteering

    With Virtual Volunteering you can volunteer from anywhere, and give as much or as little time as you want!

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    Walk the Walk

    Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing. We organise the...

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    Water Lily Project

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

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    Wessex Cancer Trust Bournemouth

    To help local people living with cancer by offering emotional, physical and practical support. To provide practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families close to home To provide information to help everyone understand about cancer, prevention, causes and treatments To have services guided by the people we...

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    Wisdom Foundation


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    YMCA Bournemouth

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