Become a volunteer

However much time you can provide, we always need volunteers to help us make a difference to young people’s lives. So, whatever your skill, you’ll be able to make a difference!

Make a difference in the lives of young people by joining our passionate team of volunteers.

Whether it’s cheering on our supporters at a running event, supporting our events, helping the office team, grounds maintenance, general DIY, or more specific roles with our young people including, mentoring, coaching, driving the minibus, marketing or a whole lot more, we’d LOVE to hear from you. Email with the subject ‘Volunteering’ 
or call 0330 055 0033 for more details.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need qualifications?

    Not usually. Some volunteering opportunities require qualifications such as counselling and some need particular skills and experience but relevant training will be provided where necessary.

  • Will I get training?

    Inspire will offer training to prepare you for the role and how much training you need, will depend on the role. If you are working with children or adults who are vulnerable you will get Safeguarding Training and will be required to have a Volunteer Enhanced DBS Check undertaken.

  • How much time do I need to volunteer?

    This is really up to you. You can find volunteering opportunities that only take one hour per month, to five days a week – or more. While a lot of volunteering takes place during office hours, you can volunteer at evenings and weekends too, again depending on what you want to do and what opportunities are available. Think carefully about the amount of commitment you are able to give before choosing your role. All volunteering vacancies will appear on the Inspire website.

  • Can I claim benefits while volunteering?

    Volunteering will not affect your benefits so long as you are still able to meet the conditions for receiving those benefits e.g you need to be free to attend job interviews etc. It is always advisable to let your Benefits Advisor know that you are volunteering.

  • How old do I have to be to Volunteer?

    There are no age limits for volunteering generally but age restrictions are often set to reflect the level of responsibility or experience needed for the role.

  • How do I apply to become a volunteer at Inspire?

    If you are interested in volunteering at Inspire you are asked to complete the application form via the link below, on receipt of this you will then be contacted by a member of the team to discuss your application further.