Research tells us that 93% of volunteers believe that taking part in volunteering has increased their employability.

Volunteering develops confidence and communication skills, encourages you to meet new people that you can network within the future, gain new or use existing skills, get experience in areas you may be unlikely to experience and make a big difference to your community.

There are lots of ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group.

Your existing skill set will not only be useful to areas that you want to work in but in areas, you may never have thought of. For example, you may be good at or enjoy computers, a small local charity might benefit from your skills to design them a website or Facebook page!


There are many heritage rail organisations around the country that would love your help!

Volunteering Section

Local Council Volunteering Opportunities.

Your local council webpages will give you current information on organisations looking for voluntary support or help;