Volunteering means you can:

  • meet new people and make friends
  • gain skills for work and life
  • improve your job prospects
  • find out more about work you may be interested in
  • gain confidence and self-esteem

Find volunteering opportunities

Find out about volunteering opportunities at:

Courses that can involve volunteering

Volunteering activity ideas for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Dorset

Find a volunteering opportunity in Dorset as part of your award on the Dorset DofE website.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award gives young people aged 14 to 24 the chance to develop skills for work and life. You can take part in a range of activities, including volunteering, that lead to achieving an award.

The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust helps young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education or training. The Trust can help find a programme to support you, including community volunteer project work and work experience.

Volunteering for young people with SEND

Find information about volunteering opportunities in Dorset if you have special educational needs or disability (SEND).