Individuals

DONATE YOUR TIME BY VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is a great way to contribute your time and skills to a cause close to your heart.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

If you're looking to make new friends, learn new skills - or share your own - or even get fit, volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community.

5 GREAT REASONS TO VOLUNTEER

  • It gives you the chance to meet new people, improve your confidence and have fun
  • Volunteering lets you develop transferable skills to use at work
  • Your CV can benefit from skills like teamwork and leadership that you develop through social action
  • It can provide a real boost to a charity or a cause that you care passionately about
  • If you're a student, voluntary work and your experience can provide you with a great way to make your UCAS application stand out

WHO CAN HELP ME?

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  • Encourage your employer to offer paid time off to volunteer
  • If you’re completing your UCAS application, the Give and Learn website has some great tips on how to start volunteering and how your experience can help you

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

Benefits of volunteering


Volunteering can benefit you - as well as the charities you support.

Volunteering stories


CAF staff tell us of their inspirational volunteering experience.

World Giving Index 2016


The CAF World Giving Index is a leading study on global generosity. It provides a picture of charitable behaviour around the world.