Are you aged under 18? Looking to volunteer?

If you are under 14 years old…

Our service is for anyone aged 14 and over. However, we have some ideas below about how you can get involved with your local community before turning 14.

For many volunteering opportunities you have to be at least 14 years old. However, there are still things you can do which will have a positive impact on your community! 

Have you thought about being a Scout or a Guide in Hounslow? Click the links below to find out more.

Hounslow Scouts
Guides

You can also take a look at the Conservation Volunteers page for young people which has lots of ideas of how to grow vegetables and make things for your garden.

If you are 14-17 years old…

Many organisations request that volunteers are 18 or over, but we do have some opportunities for under 18s. Please register with us; however, we also suggest contacting the below organisations who specialise in youth volunteering.

Once you’ve registered with us you can search on our website for opportunities for under 18s by following these steps:

  1. 1. Go to our opportunity search (follow this link)
  2. 2. Click on ‘Advanced Search’
    1. 3. Enter your search criteria and under the ‘Recruitment, Support and Accessibility’ section, tick ’17 and under’ – this will mean that your search results will only show opportunities that are available for those aged 17 and under

To register with us click here; On the webpage, click on 'Click here to register' and then 'Register'. Please read our FAQs to learn how to use Volunteer Connect (click here to go to our FAQs page).

Vinspired

Vinspired is a national database containing volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14 and over. Please click here to take you to their site. 

Other organisations

Please see the organisations below which offer opportunities to young people:

 

Micro-Volunteering

The NCVO  describe micro-volunteering as "bite-size volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are quick to start and complete".

If you are looking for something that can easily fit around school or college you can search for microvolunteering opportunities by clicking here!

 

Vinspired

Vinspired is a national database containing volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14 and over. Please click here to take you to their site. 

Other organisations

Please see the organisations below which offer opportunities to young people:

 
Micro-Volunteering

The NCVO  describe micro-volunteering as "bite-size volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are quick to start and complete".

If you are looking for something that can easily fit around school or college you can search for microvolunteering opportunities by clicking here!

 

For more information…

For more information or advice on volunteering, take a look at our volunteering page or get in touch by emailing enquiry@volunteeringhounslow.org.uk or call 0300 365 9930.

For government advice on volunteering when you are under 18 click on the link here.