Supporting voluntary and
community organisations



With Volunteer Centres throughout Hampshire, you can list your vacancy to promote to potential volunteers through the Hampshire Volunteer Centre Network. This will give you a much improved chance of finding your perfect match (and reduce the time it takes you in dealing with unsuitable volunteers).

Further information about Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centres form a national network of agencies working to support volunteers and volunteering. Locally we are committed to providing a high standard of service for volunteers and organisations.

Our Service Standards include:


  • Matching both individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate opportunities in the local community
  • Brokering volunteering opportunities in whichever way is most appropriate using a range of mediums
  • Providing a personal service to advise on appropriate opportunities


  • Promoting volunteering as a two-way process that benefits organisations and individuals
  • Promoting volunteering and specific volunteering opportunities online, through printed publicity materials, local media, special events and outreach activities
  • Supporting local and national volunteering campaigns (e.g. National Student Volunteering Week,Volunteers’ Week, Make a Difference Day)

Good practice development

  • Providing good quality information on developing high quality volunteer opportunities, volunteer recruitment and management to organisations; including the development of policies, screening, insurance and compliance with the legislation
  • Extending the reach and impact of volunteering locally, reflecting the needs and diversity of the local community
  • Providing resources for best practice, training or signposting training opportunities
  • Helping volunteers and organisations to resolve problems when things go wrong or relationships break down

Policy response and campaigning

  • Maintaining awareness of policies affecting the voluntary sector
  • Responding effectively to consultation
  • Campaigning to protect the interests of the voluntary sector and volunteers

Volunteer Wessex

(covering Winchester, Havant, East Hampshire and Fareham districts)

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