Volunteer with a charity

We connect charities and skilled communications volunteers through our Volunteer Platform to find you volunteering opportunities to help charities that match your skills, experience, and passions.

About our charities

There are thousands of charities in the UK doing incredible work. However, many lack the resources, time, and expertise to tell their stories and share the impact of their work. In addition, digital media and the proliferation of channels and content has made it a challenge for charities to stay current and ensure their messages are cutting through. Volunteer support has never been more crucial to charities.

How you can help

Our Volunteer Platform offers you a unique way to volunteer your time and share your skills with a charity that needs media and communications support.

Whether it’s a couple of hours of your time or a long-term strategic project, you can support by:

  • Mentoring a charity to develop strategies and campaigns that raise their profile, engage their audiences, and drive social change
  • Creating compelling content from films and photography to logos and branding to help bring their work to life
  • Training charity employees, volunteers, and beneficiaries to build their own communications skills, confidence, and capacity to tell their own story

A great opportunity to put my skills to good use to better the world we live in

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Find a charity

If you have a minimum of two years of professional experience in media, digital, tech or communications, please sign up today.

Step 1 – Complete the application form

Provide use with some basic details as well as a clear summary of your skills and experience to help a charity understand how you can support them.

Step 2 – Match with your Charity

Once we have reviewed your application form, we will get to work finding you a match.  We will contact you via email with details of a suitable volunteer opportunity which you can review and then accept.  Once you accept, the charity will get in contact with you to get started.

Step 3 – Keep in touch

We love to hear about your progress and share success stories with our networks so please share the outcomes and impact that volunteering has given you and the charity you’re supporting. We’ll also be in touch at the end of the opportunity to ask for your feedback, and we’d really appreciate your views.

If you have any questions or require further help, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Register today

Get the most out of volunteering

Here’s our top tips to ensure you get the most out of your volunteering experience:

  1. Get to know the Charity: Once you’ve matched with a charity, take time to research the work they do and revisit their brief. Prepare some initial questions for your first meeting to understand the communications challenge they face
  2. Discus your timetable: Be open and realistic about how much time you can commit. Agree when and how often you will speak and confirm key deliverables and dates. If your plans change, be honest and clear about your circumstances
  3. Be realistic and creative: Often charities have no budget and no staffing resource for their communications work. You might need to think creatively to find low-cost solutions
  4. Think from the charity’s perspective: Your charity contact might be the only person responsible for the organisation’s communications. Please bear this in mind when giving tips and advice and ensure they are practical to implement
  5. Speak the same language: Establish clear and direct communication. Forget corporate jargon and confusing acronyms
  6. Communicate regularly: Keep in touch and update them with progress, challenges and deadlines
  7. Agree on ownership of work: if you’re going to be producing creative content or assets on behalf of the charity, make sure you discuss who has final ownership of the work
  8. Have fun: Volunteering is a fun and meaningful way to explore your interests and passions

Our Corporate Partners

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