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Volunteer service

We provide information and support for voluntary and community organisations who involve volunteers. We also run the volunteering website, Spark a Change, inspiring people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

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The Spark Somerset team have been invaluable in helping me understand volunteering in the county as well as providing opportunities for networking, training and help with recruitment. All the team are really helpful and the website looks great and is easy to use.

- Jon Ducker, Visitor Experience & Volunteer Officer, Haynes Motor Museum

Does your organisation involve volunteers?

We offer free advice and support to organisations. Whether you are new to volunteer management or looking to revise your existing policies and procedures, we can offer advice on best practice and provide support on a range of topics, including:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Volunteer management, recruitment and retention
  • Promoting your volunteering opportunities
  • Trustee recruitment
  • Employer supported volunteering
  • Involving young volunteers

 Contact the volunteer team to find out how we can support you.

Volunteer Coordinator Forums

We hold regular, friendly and informal meetings where Volunteer Coordinators can network, share information and peer support, explore best practice, and look at opportunities for development and training. 

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Recruiting volunteers?

Voluntary and community organisations can use Spark a Change to connect with a community of enthusiastic volunteers.

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A huge thanks to Spark a Change for helping us recruit many wonderful volunteers, enabling us to keep our project beneficiaries safe, and our sessions engaging and vibrant.

- Zak Gratton, Project Officer at Somerset Green Pathways for Life

Interested in volunteering?


Sign up now to explore hundreds of volunteering opportunities according to your location and interests.

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