Welcome to our Volunteering Hub

We support and champion volunteers to promote the incredible value of volunteering, We provide a platform for promoting volunteering opportunities and sharing good practice – our volunteering hub – and connect people and organisations.

We love volunteering and know how much it benefits people and communities. Our Volunteering Hub supports volunteers and organisations across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

We’re passionate about all things volunteering. Whether you’re looking for a fun and fabulous volunteering role, or need volunteers for your organisation, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Our services include:

  • Become a volunteer – a user-friendly online and face-to-face way to offer your help
  • Need a volunteer – find a marvellous volunteer through our online volunteer recruitment portal.
  • Supporting volunteer management – our Volunteering Network is open to all our members, offering expert advice and support on all things ‘volunteer’.
  • Young volunteersSupporting young volunteers aged 13-21 or 25 and older with special educational needs and disabilities in Bournemouth currently with plans to develop in Christchurch and Poole.
  • Volunteer stories“This is the best day I ever had”.
  • A Good Life - A new project aimed at helping to end loneliness in later life.


Karen Loftus CAN's Chief Executive tells us: ”I would not be doing the job I love today had I not started volunteering (quite a few years ago!) – it gave me back my confidence and a reason to get out of the house and give something back.

"This gave me a huge sense of purpose and well-being. I’m passionate about volunteering because I know first-hand the huge benefits for you and the organisation you give your valuable time to – so come on what are you waiting for? – offer your help today. you won’t regret it."