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  • Alzheimer's Society logo

    Alzheimer's Society

    Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are...

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    Barnardo’s is the children’s charity with the largest number of services on the ground in the UK. It runs over 900 services in local communities. Its work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in...

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    British Heart Foundation

    British Heart Foundation is looking for volunteers to help in all our Plymouth stores. We need your help for every heart beat, we have fun, are energised and are working hard to change lives. Can you help ? Please contact the store, all help is gratefully received. Pop in and meet...

  • British Red Cross logo

    British Red Cross

    British Red Cross is a volunteer led humanitarian charity that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

  • Cats Protection Charity Shop logo

    Cats Protection Charity Shop

    Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres. Please note: its volunteer roles currently involve retail experience in its city centre shop and do not include...

  • CHICKS logo


    CHICKS provides week long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK, who would not otherwise have a break in that year. The children they support come from a variety of backgrounds – those living in poverty, children that are being neglected or abused, either mentally, physically or sexually, children...

  • Citizens Advice Plymouth logo

    Citizens Advice Plymouth

    Citizens Advice Plymouth depends on its volunteers to deliver face to face and telephone advice, advocacy and preventative education to the clients who need us. We helped over 11,000 people across the city last year, dealing with nearly 78,000 enquiries and helping our client’s access over a...

  • Citizens in Policing logo

    Citizens in Policing

    Devon and Cornwall Police welcome volunteers from all communities to be part of our wider policing family. We value the skills and experience that members of the public can bring in assisting us to forge closer links with our towns, villages and communities. Volunteering with Devon and Cornwall Police, our...

  • Community Connections Youth Team with Plymouth City Council logo

    Community Connections Youth Team with Plymouth City Council

    Community Connections Youth Team focus their work, and resources on young people from 11 to 19 years (up to 25 years where special circumstances exist) including BME groups, young people not in education or training (NEETS) or young people with disabilities, and covers the youth-work spectrum from community development...

  • Derriford Hospital, NHS (National Health Service) logo

    Derriford Hospital, NHS (National Health Service)

    Derriford Hospital is part of Plymouth Hospitals NHS (National Health Service) Trust

  • Devon Air Ambulance logo

    Devon Air Ambulance

    Devon is lucky enough to have two air ambulances, each flying 7 days a week. Together they have flown over 25,000 missions. We can get to most of Devon within 10 minutes and the whole of Devon within 15 mins. We're a vital service as in a medical...

  • Elder Tree logo

    Elder Tree

    Elder Tree Befriending is a preventative service that supports over 1000 people who are over the age of 50 and who live in Plymouth. Our aim is to encourage each individual to remain healthy and to continue to live independently but we are not a provider of domiciliary support. We...

  • Friends and Families of Special Children logo

    Friends and Families of Special Children

    Friends and Families of Special Children is a Plymouth based charity covering the City of Plymouth and its surrounding area. We support families who have children that experience all forms of disabilities, additional needs and difficulties. What we do: - social and leisure activities for the whole family - advise and give...

  • Guide Dogs (Mobility Team Exeter) logo

    Guide Dogs (Mobility Team Exeter)

    Guide Dogs is a charity which provide a wide range of services to support blind and partially sighted people. Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full and we will not rest until people...

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    Healthwatch Plymouth

    Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Healthwatch Plymouth has been developed to give the people of Plymouth a stronger voice in influencing and challenging how health and social care services are provided within our region. We put people and communities first, seeking to...

  • Heartswell logo


    HeartSWell is a local heart charity supporting heart disease sufferers of all ages, their carers and relatives across Devon and Cornwall. HeartSWell support people in many different ways including; counselling and peer support, providing accommodation close to the hospital where many people undergo treatment and surgery, fundraising to purchase pioneering...

  • Hedgehog Care and Rehab. logo

    Hedgehog Care and Rehab.

    Hedgehog Care and Rehab in Plymouth rehabilitates and then releases into hedgehog friendly gardens over 100 hedgehogs each year.

  • Horizons (Plymouth) logo

    Horizons (Plymouth)

    A children's sailing charity whose aim is to help disadvantaged and disabled children in Plymouth by providing opportunities to increase self confidence and improve social and practical skills through water based activities. children. Horizons gives local primary school children the opportunity (weekdays) to get out on the water. It...

  • Jeremiah's Journey logo

    Jeremiah's Journey

    Jeremiah's Journey provides free support to children and their parents/carers when the future feels uncertain or when hope feels lost. We have been providing this service in the local area since 1996. Children who feel more able to cope with their grief often report that they have improved...

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    Marine Conservation Society

    The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading marine charity. We work to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected. Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to...

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    Money Advice Plymouth

    Money Advice Plymouth offers free, independent, impartial and confidential debt advice and assistance on money matters to those living in and around Plymouth and who require assistance with their debts.

  • Motor Neurone Disease Association - Plymouth Group logo

    Motor Neurone Disease Association - Plymouth Group

    The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) is a national group with branches across the UK, all run by volunteers. The MND Association needs your help to develop a Plymouth branch to: • Improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. • Fund and promote research that leads to...

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    National Marine Aquarium

    The National Marine Aquarium, a self funded charity, is the largest public aquarium in the UK welcoming 300,000 visitors per year (including the 30,000 school students who engage with our innovative Just Add H2O Schools Programme). The National Marine Aquarium's aim is to conserve marine biodiversity by...

  • National Trust Buckland Abbey logo

    National Trust Buckland Abbey

    Can you tell a great tale, or are you a keen gardener? From buggy driving to raffle ticket selling, there's a role for everyone at Buckland Abbey. Here are just a few of the opportunities available at the moment - do get in touch to find out more.

  • National Trust Knightshayes logo

    National Trust Knightshayes

    With acres of glorious garden and park, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream. The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose lavish designs have always inspired extremes in opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a...

  • National Trust Saltram House and Plymbridge logo

    National Trust Saltram House and Plymbridge

    Saltram House overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. The house itself is described as a "treasure of Georgian England". There is a wealth of different volunteer roles available, both indoors and outdoors...

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    Nature Plymouth

    Plymouth Nature Reserve Management/Improvement - Wildlife Conservation - Community Engagement

  • Oxfam (Mutley Plain Shop) logo

    Oxfam (Mutley Plain Shop)

    Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. Oxfam works with others to end poverty and suffering. Its many retail trading shops to help support its work include a local shop on Mutley Plain...

  • Pembroke Estate Management Board logo

    Pembroke Estate Management Board

    Pembroke Estate Management Board (PEMB) is a not for profit company established in 1994 to manage the Pembroke Street housing estate. With a resident led Board of Directors, PEMB works as a grass roots community organisation, in partnership with the housing landlord Plymouth Community Homes. In addition to its housing...

  • Pilgrim Heritage Sailing foundation logo

    Pilgrim Heritage Sailing foundation

    Our fully restored heritage sailing trawler PILGRIM BM45 is right at the heart of the history and culture of the fishing port of Brixham. Launched in 1895, she is the oldest surviving sailing trawler that was constructed and rigged in the harbour. Today she sails out of Brixham, fully restored...

  • Plymouth Dance logo

    Plymouth Dance

    Plymouth Dance are offering a volunteering programme for those interested in the arts, and particularly dance, to access a range of arts based training opportunities, as well as volunteering at a range of dance and other cultural events within the city. Each volunteer receives a certificate to validate hours and...

  • Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS) logo

    Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service (PDAS)

    Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service offers victims/survivors of domestic abuse a wide range of services including, for example, safety planning and emotional and practical support.

  • Plymouth Environmental Action logo

    Plymouth Environmental Action

    PEA is a practical conservation volunteering organisation based in Plymouth. We aim to involve and inspire people of all ages and abilities to conserve and learn about the natural environment whilst having fun and making new friends! PEA is run by volunteers, for volunteers. We have dedicated leaders who have...

  • Plymouth Highbury Trust

    Plymouth Highbury Trust

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    Plymouth Hope

    Plymouth Hope is a Devon based charity with aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded. All our programmed are the promotion of racial harmony; children and young people issues; advancing education and raising awareness about different racial groups, to promote good...

  • Plymouth Mayflower Rotary Club logo

    Plymouth Mayflower Rotary Club

    Rotary is a non political and non religious volunteer organisation which distributes funds for charitable causes and gets members directly involved locally and o/seas. Mayflower Club is Plymouth based with links to clubs throughout the UK. Regular activities include running an evening for the Plymouth Soup Run, taking inner...

  • Plymstock West Girlguiding logo

    Plymstock West Girlguiding

    Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. It builds girls’ confidence and raises their aspirations. It gives them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. It gives them a space to have fun.

  • Polzeath Marine Conservation Group logo

    Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

    Polzeath Marine Conservation Group is an enthusiastic group of local volunteers established in 2012. The aims of the group are to protect and conserve the marine environment, raise awareness and increase understanding of the marine environment and encourage education and research.

  • Raise and Give (RAG) logo

    Raise and Give (RAG)

    RAG has a committee of dedicated student volunteers that organise events and opportunities for students of Plymouth University. All money raised through these projects will go to RAG's three nominated charities. Plymouth RAG also take part in national fundraising campaigns such as Movember, Red Nose Day and Children in...

  • Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) logo

    Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS)

    RLSS is a national charity educating people in water safety to prevent drownings. Its aim is to have no accidental drownings within the Devon area, and needs supporters to help spread the learning through campaigning, community and school education, local awareness events and fundraising.

  • Scope logo


    Scope is a disability charity that exists to make the country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. We have a variety of job roles in our city centre store and are always looking for new volunteers to join our friendly team.

  • Scouts - 1st Roborough Scouts logo

    Scouts - 1st Roborough Scouts

    We are a friendly and fun group of young people and adult leaders in Woolwell, on the northern edge of the City of Plymouth. We offer an exciting range of activities for boys and girls aged between 6 and 18 in a friendly and caring environment. Whilst there is frequently...

  • South West Lakes Trust - Burrator logo

    South West Lakes Trust - Burrator

    South West Lakes Trust is the region's largest combined environmental conservation and recreational charity. Burrator Reservoir up on Dartmoor is the key water resource for the City of Plymouth, and is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Volunteers can get...

  • St Luke's Hospice Plymouth logo

    St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

    St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth provides specialist end of life care, helping to alleviate pain and distressing symptoms, whilst offering practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. They rely on volunteers within all aspects of their organisation, with opportunities ranging from assisting their finance team with money...

  • Stroke Association logo

    Stroke Association

    Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. Our research has helped improve treatments and care which has saved tens of thousands of lives. Our support services have helped hundreds of thousands of people get through one of the most frightening...

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    The Big Issue

    The Big Issue is a current affairs magazine purchased and sold for profit by vendors who are vulnerably housed - a business solution to a social problem.

  • The Box, Plymouth logo

    The Box, Plymouth

    The Box (formerly Plymouth History Centre) brings together arts, museums and archives to form a regional centre of excellence. We explore our understanding of the past and present, revealing the way Plymouth has shaped and been shaped by the rest of the world.

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    The Royal Marines Charity

    The Royal Marines Charity exists to help the entire Royal Marines family. We are strong believers in once a Marine, always a Marine. We offer a range of services to both serving and veterans. If a Marine needs help, then we are there for them and their families. We run...

  • The Scout Association (Plymouth District) logo

    The Scout Association (Plymouth District)

    The Scout Association helps over 460,000 young people each week, aged 6-25, enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

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    The Wave Project

    We have opportunities for local surfers and volunteers to provide one-to-one mentor support in group surfing lessons for young people with mental health issues as a way of getting them outside, doing physical exercise and feeling more confident about themselves. We aim to help young people reduce anxiety...

  • UPSU Sport logo

    UPSU Sport

    Provides a diverse range of activities for the University of Plymouth's student community.

  • UPSU Student Led Volunteering logo

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering projects are run by students, for students. From woodland regeneration with The Green Team to mentoring with the Special Olympics initiative, Student Led Volunteering Projects are great for those of you not wanting to commit to a frequent timetable of volunteering, but who are happy to...

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    UPSU Student Voice

    UPSU Student Voice supports Student Representatives who are the voice of the student body across the University. They are a vital link between the student body, the University and the Students' Union. Student representation ensures that students' views, ideas and concerns are heard at all levels throughout the University community...

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    UPSU Volunteering

    UPSU's Volunteering Department is here to develop and promote student volunteering in and around the City of Plymouth. As well as signposting students to volunteering opportunities and supporting student led projects, we also organise a number of one off opportunities that you may enjoy. Come and talk to us...

  • Wembury Marine Centre logo

    Wembury Marine Centre

    Wembury Marine Centre, managed by Devon Wildlife Trust, provides marine education and awareness activities to school groups of all ages and to the general public.

  • YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre) logo

    YMCA (Honicknowle Lane YMCA centre)

    YMCA Plymouth is a charity working with children, young people and vulnerable adults to develop their full potential through providing activities and education.