Volunteering options and ideas

We offer a wide variety of volunteering roles and options available around the Borough, making it easier than you think to find something that makes a difference and fits around your interests, skills and lifestyle.

Whether you have an hour a week to spare, an evening a month or you would like to support a one off event, there are a wide range of opportunities on offer for all ages and abilities. Volunteer Woking can provide advice or help you to organise any of the following options.

One off volunteering

One off opportunities, such as community events, are a great way to volunteer without committing to a regular day and time.

From just one hour to a full day, there are many roles available. For example, community events require a range of roles such as crowd marshalling, information point staff, charity collections and staff refreshment coordination.

They’re a fun way of taking part in a big event, and at the same time supporting your local community.

Another option is sign up to assist voluntary organisations during periods of extreme weather. For example, assist with the delivery of hot meals for the Community Meals Service.

Employer supported volunteering schemes

More and more companies actively contribute to the community in which they operate. Employer supported volunteering schemes allow their staff to undertake an agreed amount of volunteering time per year during work time.

Check whether your employer offers this type of scheme. If not, why not encourage them to set up a new scheme. Or, why not suggest that your employer finds out more from the Volunteer Woking team.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

This nationally recognised award is available to 14 to 24 year olds across the UK, and it is valued by employers and universities.

To achieve the award, you’re required to volunteer your time and skills to your local community, people in need, or a national campaign.

Volunteering must be undertaken in a not for profit organisation or charity, and must be undertaken for at least one hour per week.