Why Volunteer?

Here are some of the reasons why our volunteers choose to volunteer through us:


  • Have fun
  • Make new friends
  • Enhance their CV and improve their changes of employment
  • Get a reference
  • Gain new skills
  • Improve their confidence
  • Fill their spare time
  • Make a contribution
  • Support their community
  • Make a difference

Please contact us for an informal chat; we would love to hear from you.


Our Volunteer Centre is here to help 'you'. We provide support for individual volunteers and volunteer involving organisations across South Somerset.

One of our main roles is to match volunteers to available volunteering opportunities. Whether you are already volunteering or are interested in trying it for the first time, we can help you find the opportunity that will suit you best.

If you fancy volunteering, but feel you would benefit from additional support, our Supported Volunteering Project will be perfect for you, click here for more information.

We currently have over 150 organisations registered with us and over 200 different opportunities to choose from.

Our services extend to beyond finding placements for volunteers, through our VSS project we also provide best practise advice and guidance to the volunteer involving organisations registered with us. These services include policy writing, recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers.

So, whatever your age, skills, interests or motivation, let us help find something just for 'you'.

Looking to volunteer?

We will find out what you are looking for and provide you with information on suitable opportunities.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a one to one confidential appointment or for help over the phone or via email.

You can click here to send an enquiry form to the team. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively if you would like to search for current opportunities please click here. Add in your postcode for a local search.

Looking for a volunteer?

If your organisation needs volunteers we can put your opportunity on our database and upload it to www.do-it.org.uk. We can also arrange to place an advert in the local newspaper.

If you are already registered and you would like to register a new opportunity, please click here.

To register with us please complete our registration form available by clicking here. We are also happy to meet with you and discuss your requirements.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Opening Times & Contact Details

Our Volunteer Centre is open from 9.30am - 2:30pm

Tuesday to Thursday

Email: volunteering@ssvca.org.uk

Phone: 01935 414023

Outside of these hours there is an answer phone service.

You can also see all of our volunteering opportunities at www.do-it.org.uk where you can also register to receive information.