Volunteer in Rotherham

If you have a few hours to spare and you would like to give something back while meeting new people, volunteering might be for you.​

Volunteering has many benefits, depending on the type of role being done.  Not only does it help the people you work with and your local community but it also has many personal benefits.

By volunteering you can:

  • learn new skills
  • have new experiences
  • make new friends
  • increase your confidence
  • keep active and de-stress
  • discover new hobbies or career paths
  • open up a new range of opportunities

When choosing where you will volunteer remember:

  • to consider why you are volunteering – for example to help your local community, to improve your local green areas, to develop new skills
  • to consider your interests and what new activities you would like to try
  • to make sure that you know what is expected of you and that the volunteering hours have been agreed
  • that you should enjoy your time spent volunteering.  If you’re not enjoying yourself speak to the organisation or look for another volunteering opportunity.

There are a number of ways to get involved in volunteering in Rotherham:

  • Visit the our website, where you will be able to search for opportunities in your area.
  • Visit the Voluntary Action Rotherham website for more information on volunteering, or contact the Rotherham Volunteer Centre.
  • Search the Gismo Directory and contact the organisation directly to find out what opportunities they have available.