Support your community during COVID-19

VAL is working with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to create a Volunteer Bank of people who want to help their communities during the pandemic.

We've had a huge response for volunteering in Leicester and Leicestershire, with over 2,000 people offering their time to help in their local communities. If you want to get involved, you can sign up on our VAL Volunteering website.

Get involved

Start volunteering

Volunteers at the King Richard III reinterment event in Leicester

When you volunteer you’re giving your time for free but you’ll be richly rewarded.

You can help organisations to deliver important community services they wouldn’t otherwise be able to, and in return you can develop your skills, build confidence and even improve your overall wellbeing.

You can search for volunteer opportunities by visiting the VAL Volunteering website, by coming along to one of our volunteer drop-in sessions, or by contacting our Volunteering Team.

COVID-19 Update

Our drop in service for volunteering has been suspended until further notice.

We will continue to update our VAL Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities, including those that may be a response to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Find out more about our affected services

Find volunteers

Volunteers from George at ASDA helping redecorate a school in Leicester

One of the key benefits of volunteering is that it allows voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations to deliver their services on very small budgets.

There are many projects and charities who simply wouldn’t be able to help the community without the generosity of people who are willing to give up their time to help others.

We can provide you with the support you need to successfully recruit, manage and retain volunteers for your organisation.

Advertise volunteer opportunities

Start advertising for volunteers by registering on the VAL Volunteering website and posting your volunteer opportunities today.

Recruit volunteers