Our volunteer roles are on the move! 

We are currently moving to a new online portal. Please contact Amy for more information and guidance - [email protected]


Welcome to our online portal, where CAN members can advertise volunteering opportunities right across Dorset.

To access the portal, you’ll need to be a member. It’s free - please join us as a member here. 

If you are an existing member, your registered contact has been sent an email with a link to access. If you have any queries, please call us on 01202 466130 or email [email protected] If you're a member but haven't registered yet, use the link below to register and set up your dashboard, then you're all set to start adding volunteering opportunities. Please note, each member of staff within your organisation can create an account on our online portal and have the option to respond to volunteer enquiries and register and update your volunteer roles.

We’ll let you know every time someone expresses interest via an email alert and the information will appear on your dashboard.


Tips for recruiting volunteers

  • Make it as easy as possible for people to offer their help by following these hints and tips:
  • Explain how to apply: by telephone, application form, letter or email
  • Many volunteer roles do not require a DBS check, but if you do please explain from the start
  • Meet potential volunteers to find out if they are right for you – and you are right for them
  • Consider offering flexible volunteering opportunities – more people are likely to come forward
  • Include information about how accessible the role is for people with additional needs.

Find out more

If you'd like a chat about involving volunteers in your organisation, or need more information about the support available, get in touch. Contact Amy Collins by emailing [email protected] or calling 01202 466130. You can also find more information about involving volunteers using the links below: