Volunteering means to offer your time and skills, unpaid, for the benefit of others. Being a volunteer can help you to learn new things, build confidence, and connect in your community and with other people. It gives a sense of satisfaction and purpose, and there are a great range of roles to suit every individual.

Support, advice and information on volunteering

For individuals


Use our online form to contact our team HERE


Attend one of our friendly drop-in sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays at our Volunteer Centre. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Workshops on volunteering

If you'd like to learn more about volunteering, how we can support you, what to expect and the range of roles in the city, join us for our next 2-hour Introduction to Volunteering workshop.

Workshops are fun, inclusive and informative, and a great way to understand the processes of volunteering and which roles might suit you or someone you are supporting. 

To see upcoming dates and to register click here. If you prefer, you can book over the phone by calling us on 02476 220 381

Volunteering survey

We're always interested to know the reasons people choose to volunteer, and what appeals to you. Click here to take part in our survey. It only takes 2 minutes, and it's anonymous. 

For Organisations

Are you an organisation looking to recruit more volunteers? 

We offer advice and support on recruiting volunteers and access to our volunteer database as part of VCSE Alliance membership. To find out more or join, call us on 024 7622 0381 or email volunteering@vacoventry.org.uk

If you represent an organisation active in the city, feel free to drop-in to find out how we can support you. 

Click here to Recruit Volunteers

Do you support, run or teach groups who might like to learn about volunteering?

We undertake outreach and are very happy to visit groups to talk about volunteering and the support we can offer. This could be to run one of our Introduction to Volunteering sessions with your participants, attend for an informal Q&A chat, or run a stall at your event. Please use our contact page to discuss your requirements and book a member of our staff.

Are you looking for ways for employees to give their time?

  • Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is when employers offer their employees paid time off to benefit their local community.
  • It is a great way of fulfilling a corporate social responsibility policy and building a reputation as a responsible business.
  • It can also bring significant team building opportunities and contribute to employee satisfaction.

Our Volunteering Officer can help get your offer to charities in the city and match your employees with roles where they can offer their skills in the voluntary sector. Email Francesca for more information f.middleton@vacoventry.org.uk or check out our Group Volunteering roles page here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Voluntary Action Coventry has achieved the VCQA Standard since it was launched in 2000