Types of Volunteering

Volunteering roles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking to experience new things or use your existing skills, meet new people or give just a small amount of time from home there will be a role perfect for you.

*If you are looking to volunteer in response to the COVID-19 situation, visit our COVID-19 Advice for Volunteers.*

There are a huge number of volunteering roles available right now in Bucks. Just as there is no such thing as a typical charity or community group, volunteering roles are just as unique, requiring anything from general voluntary help to skills-based support.

You don’t need special skills or loads of time to get involved. You don’t need to be a certain age or commit to a specific length of time. You don’t even need to do it on your own.

Volunteering can offer you the chance to discover a whole new side to life. It can help you to experience new things and meet different people or give you the opportunity to share your skills and ignite your career.

What we can guarantee is that it will leave you feeling good, knowing you have made a difference to someone else.

Case Studies

Volunteers’ Week 2020 – saying “Thank You” to Bucks’ volunteers

Volunteers’ Week (1st - 7th June 2020) is a national awareness week which gives volunteer-involving groups a chance to publicly thank their volunteers for their invaluable help. Read about some of our incredible volunteers in Bucks below.

Small Charity Week 2020 – celebrating Bucks’ small charities

Small Charity Week (15th to 20th June 2020) celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work carried out by the UK small charity sector. Find out about some of our amazing Bucks' small charities below.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah registered online with Buckinghamshire Council to become a volunteer. When the Olympic Lodge opened in April Sarah was one of the first volunteers to step up. She was welcomed by the friendly and well-organised staff and found it very rewarding to be doing something useful as part of a team.