Volunteer Service

Are you coordinating community support for those affected by COVID19 in Somerset? We’ve launched Corona Helpers, an online platform on which individuals can pledge to help, and groups can let people know what they're doing and how to get involved. Click here

We provide support for voluntary organisations and volunteers in Somerset

Are you looking for volunteers to support your organisation? Get your opportunities seen on our Volunteering Database. It's easy to register and manage your volunteering opportunities, making them accessible to hundreds of potential volunteers from across the county. Click here to get started.

We also offer free volunteer 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 recruitment and retention
  • Managing volunteers
  • Promoting your volunteering opportunities
  • Employer supported volunteering
  • Involving young volunteers

Did you know we hold regular Volunteer Coordinator Forums in Mendip and South Somerset? These friendly, informal meetings offer a great opportunity for Volunteer Coordinators to network, share information, get peer-support, explore best practice, and look at opportunities for development and training. Take a look at the events page to find out more.

We also offer support to people who would like to get involved in volunteering. Click here to find out more.

I find the Coordinator meetings very helpful, discussing joint issues, coming up with solutions, finding out what else is happening locally. The meetings are well organised…it is a good way to learn new ways of working, best practice and finding out what other amazing work is happening within the local community.

Volunteering Consultant, SW Mobility Team

Meeting with fellow volunteer coordinators and sharing experiences has proved really beneficial to my recruitment of volunteers. I really appreciate the opportunity that these meetings have given me and thank Spark for organising the meetings and facilitating them.

Volunteer Coordinator, Compass Disability Services