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Become a volunteer

Have you decided you would like to volunteer or are you still considering the idea?  

The benefits of volunteering are plentiful!   

Your contribution will enable valuable work to be achieved for the organisation that you wish to help.   

Volunteering can bring many personal benefits too such as an increased sense of wellbeing, confidence and new skills.    

  • Try something new that interests you   
  • Learn new skills 
  • Use your expertise 
  • Support a cause that is important to you 
  • Make new friends and socialise 
  • Make a difference  
  • Gain work experience and enhance your CV  
  • Have fun! 

For further information about volunteering and to search local volunteering opportunities in the area visit Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester (VAAC) Volunteering (opens new window)

Additional sources of volunteering opportunities

Volunteer requirements

The variety of volunteering opportunities within the local area enable many people to find fulfilment in a role and organisation that really suits them.  The requirements of volunteering will be dependent upon the role that you chose to do.  However, there are some key traits which make a successful volunteer: 

  • An interest in the cause  
  • A desire to get involved  
  • Reliability  
  • A willingness to help 

Current volunteering opportunities in the area can be found at Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester (VAAC) Volunteering (opens new window). VAAC will be happy to assist and answer any questions you may have.  

Contact us 

For further information and advice email community@chichester.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can phone us on 01243 534749.