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We value our volunteers and seek to ensure their roles are rewarding and beneficial to all. Humankind holds the Investors in Volunteers accreditation.

Volunteering with Humankind benefits us all

People who spend time volunteering with Humankind are treated with respect and are considered very much part of our team. We couldn't do our work with our volunteers and we understand that they bring their experience to enhance our services.

We are committed to the Investing In Volunteers' standard.

Rewarding work

We can offer great volunteering opportunities which are fulfilling and rewarding and which can lead to paid  employment with us or elsewhere.

See our Volunteer testimonials here.

Humankind holds the Investors in Volunteers accreditation which recognises our commitment to providing an all round volunteer experience. We employ a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator and all projects have a volunteer lead.

During 2016/17 our volunteers contributed a total of 13,284 hours of their own time, supporting Humankind to achieve its mission and vision, on average we had 74 active volunteers in post at any one time.

Using your life experience to help others

See Siobhan's story - She started out as a volunteer and has now got a job. Siobhan says volunteering with Humankind's WY-FI project had given her "some self worth..." It had "Given me a voice, installed some hope in me that I could go on eventually to do what I’ve just done and gain employment."

See more volunteer stories    Download an application form

A Variety of roles

Humankind offer a variety of roles and opportunities for its volunteers. These range from advocate to researcher, admin support to peer mentor, group facilitator to data entry and fundraiser to complimentary therapist. Humankind are keen to support volunteers in achieving their end goal, whether that is to gain skills and experience or to be ready for paid employment. We want to make sure you enjoy your role and get the most out of volunteering with us.

Our Peer Mentoring course is highly successful in equipping people for the rewarding challenges ahead.

For latest volunteer roles please see our recruitment website mydisc jobs

Our volunteers grow with their commitment