Philanthropy Volunteering in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Philanthropy Volunteering


Aims to make it easy for people to volunteer small amounts of time for local projects. wewillgather

Biotrax International

An advisory service for volunteers participating in medical, clinical and drug trials and paid medical research. Includes details of studies and FAQ.

Do It

Database of thousands of volunteer opportunities nationwide, with a search facility, articles and advice. doituk

Help From Home

Lists hundreds of "micro volunteer" actions which anyone can do from home to assist a huge variety of good causes.


A social action network that aims to connect volunteers and groups that need them, across the UK. Provides listings of opportunities, groups and contacts, and blogs.

IVS GB (International Voluntary Service)

The British branch of Service Civil International (SCI) promotes peace and justice through voluntary work in the UK and worldwide. Provides a guide to the organisation, its projects, and how to get involved.

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Represents the interests and work undertaken by the voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland. Includes publications and events. NICVA

Orange RockCorps

Inspires people to volunteer by producing concerts for tickets are paid for by volunteer work within their local community; describes their scheme, how to get involved, and their gig calendar.

Project Scotland

Helps people aged 16 to 30 to get on in life by volunteering with charities in Scotland. ProjectScotland

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

Supports, resources, and represents the voluntary sector in Scotland; includes a guide to their services and resources, with news and contacts. scvotweet

Third Sector Volunteering

Aims to match volunteers with vacancies posted by charities.

V inspired

The national young volunteers service, aiming to connect 16-25 year olds with volunteering opportunities across England; describes their schemes and how to get involved.

Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP)

A charity which works for peace, justice and solidarity through summer workcamps and medium- and long-term volunteer schemes in the UK and abroad. Includes details of their programmes, contacts, and how to get involved.

Volunteer Development Agency

Promotes volunteering across Northern Ireland. Offers details of the Community Volunteering Scheme (CVS) plus how to get involved.

Volunteer Scotland

An online portal for people looking for volunteer opportunities, and organisations looking to recruit volunteers. VolScotland

Volunteering Wales

Allows volunteers to register online and to search a database of volunteering opportunities across Wales. Includes FAQ.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

The voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. Provides information sheets, advice on funding, policy and research information and details of how how to volunteer and get involved.

Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS)

Provides a range of volunteer services to assist people in need in the UK. Includes campaign details, news and how to get involved.

WorldWide Volunteering

Provides details of volunteering projects in the UK and worldwide destinations with stories, fundraising advice and lists a volunteer of the month.

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