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Volunteer Cambs is an online platform for volunteering in Cambridgeshire. If you would like to offer your time to support a local cause you can find many different opportunities on the website.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- you can give something back to the local community and help organisations supporting causes you care about;
- volunteering can give you the opportunity to learn new skills and build your confidence;
- volunteering can be a great way to meet new people.
How to contact
Where to go
Available throughout Cambridge
What to expect
Volunteer Cambs is a free website where you can find opportunities to support your local community. It acts like a digital noticeboard, where groups post requests for support. There are opportunities to help with lots of different causes, each requiring different time-commitments, so you can find something which fits with your availability, skills and interests.
For individuals – how to find volunteering opportunities
Your first time using the website you will need to register and complete a profile about yourself. Click on ‘create account’ at the top right-hand corner of the website. You can then browse through the different opportunities on offer and apply for those you are interested in. There is a quiz you can take, which will guide you to suitable opportunities by asking about the causes you care about and the activities you would like to get involved in.
Alternatively you can fill in your profile with details of the type of voluntary role you are looking for, and then join the ‘volunteer pool’. This means you will be contacted directly by community organisations about relevant activities based on your profile.
For groups and organisations – how to promote volunteering opportunities
If you are a group or organisation you can use the Volunteer Cambs platform to promote the work that you do, and request support from volunteers in the form of ongoing roles or one-off help.
The first step is to create a profile by clicking on ‘create account’ at the top right-hand corner of the website. You then need to ‘register your organisation’ which involves make a page giving information about what you do, including photos and links to your website so people can find out more. The last step is to ‘publish opportunities’ – add a listing giving details of a specific volunteering opportunity that people can get involved in. You can also use the volunteer pool to search for volunteers whose interests and availability fit with the opportunity you are advertising.
If you need any help you can email the team at [email protected]. There is also a useful section on the website with answers to questions frequently asked by volunteers and organisations – Click here to visit the Help Section.
Volunteer Cambs is the project of Support Cambridgeshire which is a partnership between the Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations (Hunts Forum) and the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services (CCVS).
To find out more visit the Support Cambridgeshire website.
Using the website is free, both for organisations listing volunteering opportunities, and for people searching for ways to volunteer.