What can volunteering do for you? 

  • Use your existing skills
  • Give you new skills
  • Receive training
  • Expand your CV
  • A route to paid employment
  • Boost your confidence
  • Meet people
  • Help you to change direction
  • Feel part of your community
  • Good use of your free time
  • Make a difference
  • Make your voice heard
  • Improve your health
  • Travel
  • Have fun!

Getting started

1.  Find out what you can do to help local voluntary groups in Fareham by taking a look at our Fareham Volunteers vacancies bulletin.  Click here to view the latest edition.

2. Why should you volunteer in Retail? Click here.

4.  Want to help a local sports club? Click here for the Join In UK website

How do I apply? 

1.  Contact us to ask about applying for a vacancy we advertise: 

  • We can give you contact details to apply to a group direct, or
  • We can put your name forward to a group asking them to send you more information 

2.  Ask us about opportunities to make use of special skills you may have - we can contact local groups to try to create new opportunities. 

3.  If you need a bit more help, you can make an appointment to come in for a chat with us and get personal guidance about volunteering that might suit you. You can bring a friend or supporter with you if you like. 

What happens next? 

Most voluntary groups will ask you to: 

  • Come in for a chat about the vacancy you have applied for.
  • Complete an application form.
  • Provide referees (usually two).
  • Some volunteering roles will require a police check (DBS) and the group will help you apply free of charge. 

Once you are placed 

The group you volunteer for will arrange:

  • An induction - to explain more about their work and how you will help them.
  • A volunteering agreement - to set out how you and the group will work together. This will include matters like payment of expenses; support and supervision; insurance cover and keeping safe.  It is not a contract.
  • Training - this might be or before you start volunteering or on-the-job.

Keeping in touch 

The Fareham Volunteers team will contact you from time to time to ask about your volunteering. Your feedback helps us. 

Contact Us 

Telephone:  01329 223 140

Email: enquiries@farehamvolunteers.org.uk

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