top of page

Coming soon: National Volunteers' Week 2024

Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June is National Volunteers' Week. This week celebrates the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the UK and is a chance to recognise, celebrate and thank the UK’s incredible volunteers for all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector, and society as a whole.

Boost your CV and skills with volunteering

If you're looking to boost your CV, volunteering could be the answer with many charities, non-for-profit organisations and your local community needing help.


It’s a great way to build up practical and general life skills that will show potential employers you mean business! From team-working, problem solving and people skills to gaining hands-on practical experience, it can build your confidence and feel good to help others too. A win-win situation!


There are many reasons you might want to volunteer within an industry or gain insight into particular job roles including:

  • gaining direct experience

  • working as part of a team

  • meeting new people

  • building confidence.

Getting involved

During National Volunteering Week you are invited to drop in and see our Coordinators, Monday to Wednesday to chat about the latest opportunities.

  • Monday 3 June - opportunities in health and social care or hospitality, tourism, retail and leisure

  • Tuesday 4 June - opportunities in the green economy

  • Wednesday 5 June - general opportunities for young people

Alternatively, email us on to arrange a time to chat to us about opportunities near you.

Have you heard about Plymouth's Volunteering Passport?

The team at On Course South West are excited to introduce their new Volunteering Passport to you. It's a way for you to gain important skills for work and life. 

The Volunteering Passport will be recognised by organisations hosting volunteers across the city, supporting you in a range of volunteering roles. The programme consists of three levels of learning:

  • Emerging- the basics

  • Developing- more in depth learning

  • Mastering- where you can achieve nationally recognised qualifications. 

The Introduction to Volunteering Digital Badge will demonstrate across the city that you have covered and understand the minimum requirements of becoming a volunteer. Volunteering can offer:

  • Personal fulfilment

  • Skills development

  • Social connections

  • Career advancement

Click here to find out more about this fantastic opportunity!


bottom of page