Volunteering in Fareham

Fareham Volunteer Centre


 Community Action Fareham Main Page

Volunteer with Young People in Fareham

Fareham Volunteering Awards 2015

Volunteer Speedmatching Evening

Wednesday 23rd September

6-8 pm

Waitrose Locks Heath


Volunteers CLICK HERE to book

Groups CLICK HERE to book


Current Volunteering Vacancies

A bountiful harvest of opportunities!


Find out what you can do to help local voluntary groups in Fareham

Click HERE to view the latest list




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.

To view a copy of our bulletin click HERE




Want to help a local sports club?

Click here for the Join In UK website



Volunteering: new opportunities in childrens social care

Could you help support children, young people and families, and in turn help them avoid the need for extensive Childrens Services intervention?

Hampshire County Council Childrens Services is recruiting volunteers, across the county, to support its Innovations Programme- a pilot that has the potential to transform social services and reduce the need for vulnerable children and young people to be taken into care.

The County Council has been awarded almost 4 million from the Department for Educations Innovation Fund for this reform. We will be setting up networks of volunteers to work with children and families in their communities. Training will be provided to volunteers.

The type of people we are looking for are those who can mentor young people, provide support to excluded children or children in care, or can help support parents with parenting skills. There are a range of volunteering opportunities available, and volunteers can give as little as an hour or two per week, or more if interested, providing on-going family support.

If you think you have what it takes to help support vulnerable children and their families in this way then register your interest with us now at: EMAIL HCC


The Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham
Cllr Mike Ford and Mrs Anne Ford
present David Cockshoot with the
Les Ballard Memorial Award for 2015

David is a more than worthy recipient of the award for 2015 for his support for many local voluntary and community groups in Fareham.


Les Ballard, who was a long-time volunteer supporter of Community Action Fareham as well as many other groups and organisations in the borough, sadly passed away earlier this year.  Community Action Fareham has introduced the Outstanding Volunteering Contribution Award in his memory to be presented annually to a local person whose volunteering activity in the borough is recognised as exceptional.

What is Fareham Volunteer Centre?


Fareham Volunteer Centre is here to help people find out about local volunteering opportunities and help local groups find new volunteers.

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

  • 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


Getting Started
Call or email us to ask about applying for a vacancy we advertise:
We can give you contact details to apply to a group direct, or
We can put your name forward to a group asking them to send you more information

Ask us about opportunities to make use of special skills you may have - we can contact local groups to try to create new opportunities

If you need a bit more help, you can make an appointment to come in for a chat with us and get personal guidance about volunteering that might suit you. You can bring a friend or supporter with you if you like.

Or you can apply on-line to vacancies advertised on the do-it.org recruitment platform

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:
 - Come in for a chat about the vacancy you have applied for
 - Complete an application form
 - Provide referees (usually 2)
 - Some volunteering roles will require a police check (DBS)     and the group will help you apply free of charge

Once you are Placed
The organisation you are volunteering with will arrange:
An induction - to explain more about their work and how you will help them
A volunteering agreement - to set out how you and the group will work together. This will include matters like expenses, insurance and reviews.
Training. This might be on-the-job or at specific times before you can start volunteering

Keeping in Touch
Fareham Volunteer Centre will contact you from time to time to ask about your volunteering. Your feedback helps us


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 to extend your search.


Email us to ask about Registering your Vacancy

  • Download a copy of our Registration Form for Organisations CLICK FOR PDF DOCUMENT and return it to us at 163 West Street Fareham PO16 0EF.

  • See 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


Do-it is the UK website for volunteering that is used by Fareham Volunteer Centre to promote local volunteering opportunities to the widest possible audience of potential volunteers.  

Not yet registered your volunteering vacancies with Fareham? Just email us CLICK HERE or call us on 01329 223 140

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 the Walking for Health website 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


Various Volunteering Projects

   <Click here>





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