Help a charity or community organisation
Youth Ambassador

Become a youth ambassador with Anthony Nolan

Social media

– Help with social media content for YHA or St John Ambulance

– Maintain Facebook / Instagram / websites for a local community group or charity

DofE support

Continue in your role remotely as a DofE Ambassador or Young Leader

Getting creative

Support a charity such as Headwrappers or Loving Hands by getting crafty, or sew scrubs for NHS staff

Raise awareness

Support a cause you care about by raising awareness about it

Help others

– Remotely support elderly people who are in isolation with Kissing It Better

– Skype talk / FaceTime / WhatsApp call an elderly neighbour to prevent isolation

– Adopt a grandparent and help combat loneliness

– Write postcards of kindness or letters to a pen pal and support elderly people in the UK and abroad

– Write a local newsletter to share with elderly care home residents


If you are a Young Carer, your caring responsibilities can count for your volunteering. The Assessor should be a professional who is supporting you with your caring role, ideally from a Young Carers Project or Social Work/Youth Work departments. Young Carers are also encouraged to contact their nearest Young Carers Project.

Young people and children

– Prepare some sessions for future Beaver, Cub, Rainbow, Brownie or youth group meetings

– Become a post pal and write to seriously ill children and their siblings


– Prepare some meal parcels, go shopping or walk the dog of people who have been affected by COVID-19

– Collect for a food bank or volunteer at a soup kitchen

– Support your community through a range of acts of kindness


Create a campaign to raise awareness about an important issue


Mentor a sibling or relative, such as by helping with schoolwork


Coach a family member or friend to develop a new skill

Online volunteering projects
Digital safety

Take part in a digital personal safety campaign with Resolve It

British Red Cross

Volunteer online with the British Red Cross missing maps project


Participate in research of all kinds with Zooniverse and ZSL

Sustainable development

Volunteer with the United Nations to address sustainable development challenges


– Become an Energy Envoy with the National Energy Foundation


Take part in a John Muir Award and help to conserve nature

Litter picking

Look after your local area by cleaning it up and recycling what you can

Reduce plastic use

Join a project with Plastic Oceans to reduce plastic waste

Local wildlife

Give nature a home by supporting hedgehogs and birds in your local area

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