Useful organisations and information for volunteering


Volunteering made easy. Quickly find ways to help in your community by searching their online database of volunteering opportunities in your area.

For general guidance about how to get involved in your community.

International Voluntary Service

Links volunteers with charities and other organisations that could benefit from their time, skills and experience.

Kindness UK

Promoting, sharing and uniting kindness. 

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier society. They also run the International Day of Happiness.


Volunteers are at the heart of Samaritans’ 201 branches across the UK by delivering core services, running branches, fundraising and raising awareness of what they do.


Put your skills, energy and personal qualities to work helping people break out of poverty.

Volunteering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Volunteering

England Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Their work links policy, research, innovation, good practice and programme management in the involvement of volunteers.

Volunteer Development Scotland

Scotland’s centre for Excellence in volunteering, VDS leads the way in informing and modernising approaches to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for the people of Scotland.

The Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

The WWT is an international wildfowl and wetlands conversation charity in the UK.

The World Wide Fund for Nature

The WWF is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1961, working in the fields of wilderness protection, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.

Get involved at the Mental Health Foundation:

We have lots of ways you can get involved! You can contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or call 020 7803 1121.

We are the UK charity for everyone's mental health. If you would like to help support our vital work, please consider giving a donation today. 

I would like to donate towards a world with good mental health for all