Volunteer recruitment: 30 places your charity can find volunteers

We explore 30 places where charities can find and recruit volunteers.

Attracting and retaining volunteers is important to many charities and not-for-profit operations. Volunteer recruitment involves creating an engaging and inspiring volunteer programme, offering incentives or benefits, and building community and connection among volunteers. You’ll also want to consider where your ideal community is. You may have them following you on social media, subscribed to an email list, or in your donor community, but you may need to go out and find them. In this article, we will explore 30 places where charities can advertise volunteering opportunities or be matched with a corporate volunteering programme.

Places that connect volunteers with volunteering opportunities

These are places you can advertise volunteer roles or be matched with volunteers.

Local volunteering centres

Remember you can also check your local CVS, volunteering centres or community action group.


Recruit volunteers | Reach Volunteering
Promote your charity trustee vacancies and your volunteer opportunities. Search for people with skills to volunteer with your charity/organisation.
Support Us to build brighter futures and change communities
The impact of our volunteers in communities is not possible without our partners. Get in touch to partner with us and support our work,
Offers for new customers and small charities | CharityJob Recruiter
Freedom from high recruitment costs. CharityJob connects you with the sector’s brightest talent.
Volunteering search results – Goodmoves
Do IT | Connecting people to do good things
Do IT helps people build meaningful connections, do good things, and feel healthier and happier as a result.
Volunteering – Volunteer Now
Advertise your volunteer requirement
Use this form to submit your adverts for voluntary roles and apprenticeships for free inclusion in CJS.
Search For Volunteering Opportunities | Action Together
Individual Volunteering | HandsOn London
Browse volunteering opportunities all over London and apply to the perfect one for you.
Volunteer Opportunities | Communities 1st
Volunteering opportunities | Neighbourly
Find volunteering opportunities with local charities, schools and community groups on Neighbourly.

For specific roles

These websites are aimed at matching charities with particular skill sets.


Charterpath – connecting accountants and not-for-profits

For trustee roles

These websites have specific pages for recruiting for trustee roles.

Recruit a trustee | Reach Volunteering
Finding a trustee | Trustees Unlimited
We enrich, diversify and strengthen boards As one of the UK’s leading trustee and board recruitment agencies, we find the right trustees for boards of all s …
Current vacancies for treasurers of charities – The Honorary Treasurers Forum
Home | Step on Board
Preparing skilled individuals for life as a Trustee, and connecting them with exciting board opportunities. Step on Board is an alternative leadership devel …

Places that connect business employees with charity volunteering opportunities

These sites help connect employees with causes as volunteers.

How to apply for support | Pilotlight
onHand – The Volunteer and Climate Impact Platform.
The volunteering and climate impact platform for businesses and individuals. Help your local communities and have global impact.
For Impact Organisations — The No. 1 Solution For Employee Volunteering Benefits. Remote or IRL
Contact Us – Communities | Employee Volunteering
How We Can Help | Make Good Grow
Good causes are the reason we got started in the first place. You’re doing amazing things in your community and we want to help, at no cost to you.
Tempo Time Credits | Uniting Volunteers, Businesses & Charities
Volunteers earn Tempo which can be used for a variety of services. We unite charities, volunteers & businesses through Tempo Time Credits.
Find a volunteer | Media Trust
We connect charities and skilled communications volunteers through our Volunteer Platform. Sign up today.

Other organisations helping to mobilise businesses to volunteer in their local communities

These organisations focus on getting people or employees to volunteer for local causes.

Volunteering Works – Volunteering Works create straightforward, effective, and impactful employee volunteering opportunities.
Business in the Community – Business in the Community
Access expertise to measure and improve your impact in responsible business. Be encouraged to be faster, braver and bolder in how you create sustainable change.
Volunteer – Plunkett Foundation
Plunkett’s Corporate Volunteering offers a range of activities that will bring benefits to your company and employees while also supporting local community-owned projects
Volunteer | Team Oxford
Find a volunteering role | Team London

National campaigns for volunteers

These campaigns aim to inspire people to take up volunteering.

The Big Help Out | Home
Volunteers’ Week – Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.



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