Volunteering and unpaid work
Volunteering is like being a superhero, but instead of having superpowers, you use your time and kindness to help others and make the world a better, happier place.
Volunteering can be very rewarding and is a great way to:
- meet new people
- gain new or use existing skills
- get experience
- make a big difference to your community
There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others - from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour, to helping out in your local area or volunteering with a charity or community group.
Volunteering opportunities in Plymouth
To see what volunteering opportunities are available in Plymouth visit the Our Plymouth website .
Good Neighbour Support Volunteer
A Good Neighbour Support Volunteer collects shopping and prescriptions for a vulnerable Plymouth resident on a weekly basis, stopping to make time for a friendly chat with them.
Each volunteer is matched to a resident to provide a degree of continuity for the resident and to help develop a relationship of trust.
Other appropriate volunteer activities may also be offered within this role, such as providing telephone support to residents.
Plymouth City Council volunteering opportunities
- Good Neighbour support volunteers
- Ocean City event volunteers
- Volunteer with Nature and Parks (including Poole Farm)
- Volunteer in a library
- Volunteering with Community Connections Youth Services
- Volunteer at The Box
- Volunteer with the Youth Justice Service
- Volunteering with Plymouth Information Advice and Support (PIAS)
- Climate Ambassador Programme
- Volunteering with the National Marine Park
- Efford and Weston Mill cemetery Helping Hands
NHS and Care Volunteer Responders
NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a flexible volunteering programme supporting the NHS and adult social care across England.
Health and care teams can refer people for Check In and Chat and Check In and Chat Plus friendly telephone calls. They can also request Pick Up and Deliver support (formerly NHS Transport) with the delivery of medication and supplies and Steward Volunteers at vaccination sites.
Members of the public can request friendly phone calls from volunteers, either for themselves or someone they know (with that person's permission).
Find out more about NHS and Care Volunteer Responders
- I want to volunteer
- I'm a volunteer
- I'd like support
- I'm getting support
- I want to refer someone
- Be a partner
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