Find out more about volunteering during the COVID-19 outbreak

A good way to improve your skills set at any time is to take on voluntary work. Many community schemes have started in response the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Why volunteer?

There are many reasons to volunteer, especially during this time. Volunteering can:

  • Provide focus, structure and routine to your week if you are stuck at home
  • Develop a number of skills including, leadership, teamwork and organisational skills
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills, essential for any jobs you apply for in the future
  • Help you to meet new people, network and discover new talents and hobbies
  • Change your outlook on your career path
  • Give a sense a fulfilment and satisfaction in providing an essential service for those in need
  • Help your own mental and physical health

Community Support Schemes

Search on social media for a number of community support schemes open to you right now. During this period it is important to keep travel to an absolute minimum, so look for opportunities in your local area.



Age UK:

National Schemes

Helpforce is working with organisations and volunteers who want to help in hospitals and provide extra support in these unprecedented times.

Search: / @helpforce (Instagram and Twitter)

See key links at the bottom of this page for more information

Recent or Soon-To-Be Students and Graduates

Your school or University Careers and Employability Service will be able to help you. If you're a University of Lincoln or Bishop Grosseteste University graduate, take a look at their websites for more information:

University of Lincoln Careers Service:

Bishop Grosseteste University Careers Service:

Other Useful Websites


Target Jobs:


See the downloadable document at the bottom of this page for more websites and resources

Page updated 29th April 2020