Buckinghamshire has a huge variety of volunteering opportunities. From helping to maintain footpaths in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to volunteering with children and young people, there's something for everyone.
It doesn't matter how much time you can spare, we would love to hear from any budding volunteers.
With lots of training opportunities available, volunteering can give you the skills and experience you need to access new jobs and career opportunities.
Volunteering with us
We have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities. We really value the contribution our volunteers make and can offer training and development.
Do you want to help our learners improve their chances in life? Can you commit 2 hours a week for at least 1 term? Are you calm and encouraging?
Volunteer to support our learners in English, maths, ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), ALDD (Adults with learning difficulties and disabilities). You will always work under the direction and support of a tutor.
The Buckinghamshire Community Transport Hub is a countywide community transport information, advice and signposting line. It provides information on Dial-A-Rides, community car schemes, minibus hire and wheelchair accessible taxis.
Help to manage and restore the county's Country Parks, including habitat management work.
Become a pond detective. Find and survey the county's ponds. Visit the pond survey page
Help conserve the county's special wildlife and geology, contact: 01296 382 949
Are you always on the lookout for wildlife? You can contribute to county records whilst you are at it or volunteer at the records centre.
Crime prevention and community engagement
Help make the place where you live safer for the whole community. We are looking for Community Champions to assist us with our consumer protection work.
Children's centres provide fun activities and services for all young children.
They particularly aim to support those children who may be at a disadvantage for a variety of reasons. They welcome volunteers to help support their activities.
Please contact your local centre directly, find their details on the Family Information Service website.
Buckinghamshire Libraries are fortunate to have the support of many volunteers across all our libraries. We value our volunteers for the additional services they help us to provide, the experience and skills they bring to their roles, and for their enthusiasm and commitment.
The helps aims to keep Buckinghamshire residents, who find it difficult to visit a library due to age, illness or disability connected to reading and their local community. As a volunteer you will be matched to clients in your local area, choosing books for them based on their preferences and delivering these to their homes once a month.
If you would like to get involved with your local community library, you can contact them directly.
View libraries and opening hours
Become a school governor - the most important volunteering role in education. For more information, please call 01296 674 770.
You could be a coach, official, committee member etc in a local club.
Walking, cycling, and horse riding
Help others to be more active and enjoy gentle walks throughout beautiful Buckinghamshire. Full training and support provided. Visit the Simply Walk pages
Survey paths, help in practical tasks or become an Area Secretary, Path Representative or walk leader.
Visit the Chiltern Society website
Join the Local Access Forum to ensure community views are taken into account when we are managing and developing the county's public access routes and land. Find out more about the forum
Volunteer with young people. Could you pass on a skill eg craft, cookery, art or drama, help behind a coffee bar, organise an outing or event, help with a project or activity?
Become a volunteer
The Volunteer Centre for Buckinghamshire provides a free and confidential service to help match your skills and interests to local opportunities.
You can view and apply for volunteering opportunities online.
Offer volunteering opportunities
Community Impact Bucks offers a range of services, including training, to support organisations who need to recruit volunteers - from helping to advertise and promote roles in helping to develop existing and new volunteer opportunities.