Volunteering in your community

Find information about how to volunteer in your local area or for particular groups. You can also find our volunteering strategy and policy here.

Volunteering is a vital element of building strong communities and creates many benefits for individuals, organisations and communities.

Suffolk Country council supports volunteering through funding Community Action Suffolk to deliver a volunteering service, creating volunteer opportunities within the organisation and encouraging and supporting staff to volunteer.

Volunteer strategy

Suffolk County Council has signed up to the Suffolk Volunteer Strategy and is committed to delivering the following objectives:

  1. To raise the profile of volunteering in Suffolk
  2. To support people to volunteer and be more engaged in their community
  3. To engage employers and business leaders in providing and promoting volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering in Suffolk? Use our volunteer portal to find what opportunities there are in your local area when you are available, or that are centred around one of your passions. If you are a group or organisation in Suffolk that is on the lookout for volunteers, you can also register and promote those placements. It also has a wealth of information on volunteering, ideas, and inspirational stories.

Volunteer policy

Suffolk County Council's Volunteer Policy (PDF, 2MB) explains how we're committed to volunteering by laying out how it will support residents who volunteer with the council and encourage and support its staff to volunteer.