Charities, community and not-for-profit 

Interested in helping to support charities, communities and not-for-profit organisations?

Numerous charities and not-for-profit organisations across Merseyside are regularly looking for volunteers to support them in a wide range of activities. Areas you could get involved in include: 

Groups supporting vulnerable people, such as:

  • asylum seekers
  • the elderly
  • the homeless
  • refugees
  • individuals with health challenges or special needs

Explore mentoring opportunities with The Girls' Network

Search opportunities at Crisis

Search opportunities at Action for Children

Community organisations, large and small, for example:

  • Merseyside Police
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue
  • The Salvation Army
  • Fair Connections

Search opportunities at Volunteer Centre Liverpool (LCVS)

Search for opportunities to work as a magistrate in the Merseyside and Cheshire Magistracy

Environmental and heritage groups:

  • Local parks
  • The National Trust
  • The Catalyst Museum
  • The Reader Organisation

Search opportunities at The Reader Organisation in Calderstones Park

Animal welfare charities, such as:

  • Dogs Trust

Health organisations:

  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
  • The Brain Charity
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Search opportunities at Healthiness LTD

Search opportunities at Brook

Search opportunities at Marie Curie

Types of roles

A wealth of opportunities are available, everything from fundraising, event management and office-based support to advising and supporting specific intervention programmes. If you have a specific skill to offer, there are a number of specialist roles available, such as working on pro-bono law support or helping to pass on new skills to the unemployed or to those with special needs.