Volunteering in Fareham

Fareham Volunteer Centre

  Community Action Fareham Main Page


 Event Volunteering

Want to volunteer, but cannot commit to a regular time?  Event volunteering means helping out at occasional or one-off activities such as street collections, fetes, sporting events and carnivals etc:

Download a copy of our bulletin here


KIDS Charity

Collection Volunteers

Help this Fareham-based charity with street collections to raise funds for local disabled children and young people:

Fareham town centre Sun. 4th May 10am to 4pm

Sainsbury's Broadcut Sat. 31st May 10am to 4pm

Offer a couple of hours am/pm

Email: Kitty McMonagle CLICK HERE



Events & Fundraising Volunteers

Do you have and hour a week or an hour a month?  Volunteer fundraisers are needed to assist at events and collecting donations.  Times and days vary.

Email: Kelly Carter CLICK HERE




Events Volunteer

We are lucky enough to be invited to many events throughout the year, especially in summer. We need Volunteers to support our Community Fundraisers at these events, helping to raise awareness and funds.  Email: Kirsty Watts CLICK HERE


Remember to tell them you heard about it from Fareham Volunteer Centre



 Fareham Volunteering Awards        

   Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014  

 Fareham Volunteering Awards.  If you run a voluntary or

  community group in Fareham or in support of people in  

 Fareham, you can nominate your volunteers for an award 


Put forward exceptional individuals or outstanding groups.

 Volunteering Awards will be presented by the Mayor-Elect of  Fareham Cllr David Norris at the Council Chamber, Fareham on Monday 9th June.


  Submit your nominations by Monday 14th April 

  Download a Nomination Form HERE 

 Read our Guide to Nominating Volunteers HERE



for local businesses seeking team-building or CSR opportunities


Fareham Councils Countryside Service has recently been awarded funding under Natural Englands Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.


This is a five year agreement working to restore the Portchester Common section of Portsdown Hill SSSI as a wild flower rich area of chalk downland. 


They are looking to establish a working relationship with local corporate organisations which might be interested in releasing employees to help carry out the restoration work between September and February over the next five years.


Would your organisation be in a position to offer up to 10 employees the opportunity to join them one day per month during the above period within the normal working week?


Email: Mark Harrison-Jones CLICK HERE, Countryside Ranger, Fareham Borough Council



Spotlight on:


Volunteering with




Friday Night Club is a voluntary group dedicated to creating leisure opportunities for people with a learning disability


Catering Group Mentors: A fantastic, rewarding opportunity for an experienced chef or cook to help inspire and support a group of people with learning disabilities to learn new skills and create and serve community meals.   Please come and give it a try.

 Marwell Activity Centre Assistant: Help at our Marwell Activity Centre sessions: Train to run the archery or learn to drive the all-terrain off-road Max-Cat vehicle.  Not sure it's for you? Come along for a taster and see for yourself what fun we have.


Fareham Volunteer Centre

for details click below

What is Fareham Volunteer Centre?

Fareham Volunteer Centre is here to help people find out

about local volunteering opportunities.


Voluntary groups, charities and some public services advertise their volunteering vacancies through the Volunteer Centre

  • Volunteering helps support and improve the community of Fareham for all

  • It is also a great way for volunteers to use their skills or learn new ones

Take a look at the vacancies listed in the Volunteering in Fareham Booklet CLICK HERE for a copy.  You can ask the Volunteer Centre for more information about any vacancy, including how to apply



How Do I Apply to Volunteer?

On line

Complete our Enquiry Form below

Visit the national volunteering website www.do-it.org.uk to search for local opportunities by area of interest.  You can register and apply for any vacancy

At the Volunteer Centre

Contact us on 01329 223 140 or email enquiries@farehamvolunteers.org.uk to make an appointment to come in for a chat about volunteering.  You may wish to bring someone with you for support.

You will be invited to complete an application form to register with us and will be offered information about potential volunteering placement, help making appointments and guidance on what to expect as a volunteer

Please note: The Volunteer Centre will not put you in touch with any organisation unless instructed by you either in person or via Do-it.


What Happens Next?

Once you are in touch with a voluntary group, most will ask you to:

  • Meet them for a chat about the role you have applied for

  • Fill out an application form

  • Provide references (usually two)

  • Some voluntary posts will require more checks such as a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure application

Once you are Placed

The organisation you are volunteering with will arrange:

  • An Induction - an introduction to the organisation you volunteer for.

  • Training - Many voluntary posts involve training, either before becoming a volunteer or as 'on-the-job' training.

  • Support - The volunteer co-ordinator/manager/team leader at the organisation will give you the support you need to carry out the tasks you have been asked to do.

Keeping in Touch

Fareham Volunteer Centre will contact you from time to time to ask about your volunteering.  Your feedback helps us to improve our service for volunteers.  You can contact us at any time with questions, concerns or help finding new placements

The Mayor of Fareham

Councillor Susan Bayford thanks

Fareham's fantastic volunteers


Portchester Stroke Club helpers have run their club for over 25 years


Organisations can register their volunteering vacancies with Fareham Volunteer Centre.

The Volunteer Centre acts as a brokerage service signposting potential volunteers to local groups and organisations.  Individual groups are responsible for undertaking recruitment processes with new volunteers including reference taking and DBS checking where appropriate.

We can upload your vacancy to the on-line volunteering database do-it.org.uk to extend your search.

Registering your Vacancy

  • Download a copy of our Registration Form for Organisations CLICK FOR PDF DOCUMENT or CLICK FOR WORD DOCUMENT and return it to us at 163 West Street Fareham PO16 0EF.  See also our Writing for Do-it guide for tips on creating an eye-catching advert.
  • Or arrange an appointment to visit the Volunteer Centre to discuss your volunteer needs

Other support for groups

The Volunteer Centre can help with good practice advice on Recruiting  and Managing volunteers

Signpost your organisation to training and other support from Community Action Fareham

Help you achieve the Got It Right Award

Come and talk to your group members about our support and services

The Volunteer Centre also co-ordinates

Fareham Voluntary Car Scheme - volunteer run door-to-door driving to healthcare appointments for older and disabled people who are unable to use public transport.  Volunteer drivers are always needed.  Click to see if you could be a volunteer car driver.

Fareham Gardening Service - A service for older and disabled people who are unable to do their own gardening.  Charges apply.  Click to find out about gardening with us.

Fareham Walking for Health - Sociable walks of various levels led by trained Walk Leaders.  See www.farehamw4h.org.uk for details


Fareham Gardening Service


Currently recruiting community gardeners

Click for details

Volunteer Driving


Do you enjoy driving?

Do you have some free time?

Would you like to be involved

in your local community?

Contact us for more information about volunteer driving in all parts of Hampshire

Would you like us to get in touch?

Please provide a few details.  We will contact you to help you find a volunteering placement.

Your Name:

Address: Postcode:

Daytime Telephone:   Evening Telephone:

email address:                                                                 

Your Age:     Estimate of time available: hours

What sort of volunteering would you like to do ? (Take a look at Volunteering in Fareham for ideas)

Have you done voluntary work before ?

If yes what voluntary work have you done before ?

If you have a driving licence would you like to do some voluntary driving ?

How about minibus driving?   Training is required

Would you be prepared to use your own car ?   (assuming insurance and expenses are in order)

Some volunteering work involves contact with children or vulnerable people; therefore recruitment to such posts would be exempt from the requirements of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1979.  In such cases organisations will enquire about previous convictions, even if spent, and will request Disclosure (police checks) and references prior to involvement with the organisation.  A previous conviction will not necessarily prevent anyone from being recruited but due consideration will be given in the appointment process; more detail is given in the "Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy".

DBS checks are conducted by asking you to complete and sign a disclosure application form - but this is at a later stage anyway.  

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For links about volunteering beyond Fareham

In Hampshire


   Phone: 0844 499 40 88

   Text to 07982 810 140

Various Volunteering Projects

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Contacting us

If you would rather call in or phone

Tel 01329 223140 - Volunteer Centre is staffed in mornings only

 163 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0EF

Volunteering in Fareham