We aim to provide information, support and advice to those who work with volunteers in the Cambridge area we can not help you advertise for volunteers but the following are a list of online sites that can be useful.


Volunteer Cambs

Do you need volunteers? Volunteer Cambs is here to help. 

Volunteer Cambs is your new go-to online platform for volunteering in Cambridgeshire. If you're a community organisation seeking volunteers, you've found the perfect spot.

Volunteer Cambs is the project of Support Cambridgeshire. Together, both the Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations (Hunts Forum) and the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services (CCVS) work under the Support Cambridgeshire branding to develop countywide services to the voluntary and community sector.

Visit Volunteer Cambs and find volunteers in four easy steps. 

Need help?

Email: info@volunteercambs.org.uk  


Additional platforms 

If you are a sports club looking for volunteers visit Sport England for lots of help and to set up a profile. 

The Cambridge Resilience Web serves as a visual directory of social justice and environmental organisations in Cambridge.

The Big Help Out

Add your volunteer opportunites to the Big Help Out app, a national initiative raising awareness of volunteering across the UK.

Other community websites

COOP volunteer near you - website advertising volunteer opportunities

Next door, a social media platform which allows you to interact 

Gumtree  post free adverts

Cambridgeshire County Council Community Listings

HAY Cambridgeshire


Local community Face Book pages and village websites including:

Volunteering in Cambridge Face Book Group

Cambridgeshire Mutual Aid Face Book Group

Restless is a platform aimed at over 50's which includes volunteering opportunties

Looking for trustees or skilled volunteers

The Get onboard site shows a number of different places you can advertise - please be aware not all are free 


Connects charities and non-profit organisations with volunteers with specific skills to offer.

Trustee Bank


Advertise your role for free

Probono ecomomics find volunteer economists to offer support with data anlysis and visualisation

Charity Commission guidance on recruiting trustees

Also see CCVS blog on Trustee diversity 

For Young trustees take a look at The Young Trustees Movement  

For larger scale statistical support take at look at Royal Statistical Society pro bono support

Useful Resource List for Trustee Recruitment from the Association of Chairs 

These recruitment agencies and media carry adverts for volunteer roles:







For treasurer roles:



For lawyers offering pro bono help



   For marketers and communications professionals

   offering pro bono help



Guidance on appealing to new volunteers

Kickstarting a New Volunteer Revolution published by RVS - A report on why people decide to volunteer for the first time or return after a significant break and what we can do to encourage more people to try volunteering.  

Guidance on recruiting Young People

Check out Young People and Volunteering published by Volunteer Centre East Sussex - short and useful guide with tips and links to excellent resources.  Also Community First's young volunteer toolkit and The Changemakers project in Museums in Cambridgeshire which offers forms and guidance on working with young volunteers.

For Young trustees take a look at The Young Trustees Movement  

For student volunteers see:

Also worth contacting local schools, regional colleges and 6th forms if you can accommodate under 18's

Guidance on improving diversity in volunteering

At board level NCVO guidance and in overall volunteering recruitiment NCVO guidance

Guidance on family volunteering

If you want evidence of the links between how family shapes the involvement and experience of volunteers look at The Links Between Family and Volunteering: a Review of the Evidence Jo Stuart Sept 2019 NCVO

Guidance on recruiting older people

Very useful report by the Centre for Ageing better looking at the barriers to engaging and reengaging older people and how to overcome them.  Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering

Guidance on recruiting and managing event volunteers

Check out the following.

We can help advertise your event just send us the details to enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk you should also advertise on www.do-it