How to find volunteering opportunities

Not only does volunteering give you that warm fuzzy feeling, but it can also help your job-hunting efforts. Here's how to find volunteering opportunities near you.

There are so many reasons why we love volunteering at Jobs For Good.  

Not only does doing good give you that warm fuzzy feeling, but it can also help your job-hunting efforts.  

Volunteering looks great on your CV, especially if you don’t have much experience and are trying to break into a new arena. You’ll also develop a range of skills that are invaluable to the workplace, like communication, compassion and teamwork.

Even if you are fairly experienced in your field, volunteering helps you stand out and shows your dedication to doing good – something that has been proven to be a key factor when hiring for impact startup founders.  

There are organisations are on a mission to remove the barriers to volunteering so you can help people from the comfort of your own home, as well as getting out there and supporting your community!

Here's how to find volunteering opportunities near you


onHand is the all-in-one tool to engage employees in local volunteering and climate action. onHand lets employees learn and take action on the issues that matter.

There are a range of projects you can get involved in, from youth mentoring, food poverty and elderly help to fighting climate change with CO2e tracked eco pledges for mass collective impact.  

Simply download, scroll, and accept a mission you like the sound of. onHand has made doing Eco and Social good on-demand, as easy as using Deliveroo (with feel good vibes built in). Our blended Confido X Jobs For Good team set aside time once a week to complete some volunteering missions with onHand!

Learn more about onHand

Volunteer by Do IT  

Do IT is a networking platform which places the focus on wellbeing, helping people build meaningful connections, do good things, and feel healthier and happier as a result.

They have built a suite of apps designed to support organisations engage, recruit, build community, share knowledge and offer aid. They help their users to do things with purpose, and to discover their purpose, enabling a kinder world where social wellbeing is a priority for all.  

They repost thousands of opportunities from their site on LinkedIn to help match charities to professionals looking to give their time and build their skills.

Learn more about Do IT  


Goodsted is a platform for businesses to effectively run stakeholder volunteering programmes to achieve ESG and social value targets.

Colleagues, customers, suppliers or partners can easily share their skills and expertise to support impact startups and non-profits progressing social and environmental causes.

The platform helps report on all the engagement and impact, and helps businesses scale their programmes effectively. Goodsted is not only a business solution, it's also an open social network for all individuals to share their time and skills to progress causes they care about.

Learn more about Goodsted  

Reach Volunteering

Reach Volunteering’s vision is to create a world where people come together to create a thriving, fair and sustainable society.

They do this by connecting people to make change. Through their online platform, people volunteer to share their professional skills with good causes while charities and not-for-profits find volunteers and trustees with the expertise to help them thrive.  

From HR to digital, to finance and marketing, opportunities include a range of different areas, short-term projects and ongoing operational roles.

Learn more about Reach Volunteering  

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes connects people needing sighted support with volunteers and companies through live video around the world.

Every day, sighted volunteers and professionals lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.

You can support people living with low vision and assist them in achieving independence. A blind or a low-vision user may need help with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colours, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings.

Learn more about Be My Eyes

Contact organisations directly

This is what we do every quarter as part of our Confido X Jobs For Good impact promise! So far, we’ve arranged the following volunteering days ourselves...

Brighton beach clean-up

Our team took to Brighton for a (rather damp) beach cleanup. We collected a variety of plastic and waste for recycling. To organise this, we contacted Brighton council and borrowed their equipment. If you get yourself a litter picker you can do this anytime, anywhere!  

Royal Parks conservation project.  

We helped build and maintain the Royal Parks ' dead hedges, which provide shelter for small mammals and birds. Check out their current projects.

The Felix Project  

We unloaded surplus food donations and helped organise them for redistribution to charities across London. Find out how you can get involved with The Felix Project.  

Refettorio Felix

We helped serve a delicious lunch to vulnerable members of the community. The team’s chefs created the three-course meals with 100% surplus goods. Learn more about Refettorio Felix.

There are so many volunteering opportunities, both remote and out in your local community. So, what’s stopping you? Get out there and lend a hand!