How to find a volunteering opportunity

Volunteering is for anyone who is looking has some time to spare. Whether you are 8 or 88 years old, have an hour or 30 free each week, there is something out there exciting, fulfilling and matched perfectly to you!

So if you are not quite sure where to begin, check out the information below and begin your journey into the world of volunteering where you will have great fun, meet new people and have new experiences.

Have fun and enjoy the ride!

Online search

Lots of information about volunteering can be found online. holds lots of volunteering roles in Suffolk.

Alternatively please visit for the latest Sport & Event Volunteering opportunities throughout Suffolk.

Don’t forget to look at local charities websites as well as they might like you to apply via their website.

For more information check out our FAQs or our Quick Guides to getting started.

Trustee / Governor search

Would you like to help steer a local charity or school? If you have experience or a professional background that you would like to use to help at a more senior management role then this could be the volunteering for you.

  • Trustee Finder: We list a range of current trustee vacancies on our website, click here.
  • Go direct to the charity: If you know a charity that you are interested in, contact them directly or look on their website to see if they are recruiting Trustees.
  • School Governors: If you are interested in being a School Governor, click here for more information.

Employee volunteering

This is also known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). If you are a company wanting to set up an employee volunteering programme within your organisation, or you are an employee who has been given some time by your company to volunteer, we can help!

This is a bespoke service, so please contact the CAS Volunteering Team at or 01473 345400 and we will work with you to achieve your individual aims.

Contact the charity directly

Do you already know the charity that you would like to volunteer for?

Many people have a charity that has helped someone in the family, have used their services or just feel a really strong pull towards their aims and ethos.

If this is the case, go straight to their website and look under their volunteering section or the ‘How can you help’ section.

If you are finding it hard to find a contact, get in touch with the CAS Volunteering Team at or 01473 345400 and they will try and help you find the right person.

Quick guides

If you are still not sure where to get started with your searching for volunteering, why not check out our Quick Guides.