Volunteering is a great pathway for anyone to begin or progress their career further. We value the expertise, skills and new ideas that all of our volunteers bring to the workforce.

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Volunteering is a vital part of community building. It brings together people who are committed to achieving a shared outcome of making their community a better place for everyone. Engaging volunteers is an effective way of building a connected community, with members who share similar values and goals.


As well as doing something positive for yourself and your community, volunteering can help you:

  • Gain new skills and experiences.
  • Benefit from training opportunities.
  • Gain references for future employers.
  • Improve your employment prospects.
  • Improve your self-confidence.
  • Make new friends.

Why East Riding?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council very much encourages and values the additional support provided by volunteers in several areas of its work, recognising the range of expertise, skills and new ideas they can bring. Similarly, the council values their contribution towards providing services that could not otherwise be provided to the same level or scope.

Volunteers make a valuable contribution to the work of the council for the benefit of the community and, in return, the council seeks to develop their knowledge, skills and experience. Within the council, numerous services offer volunteering opportunities.

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How to apply

It’s easy, simply follow the guidance in the volunteering opportunity. The process is the same for any applicant applying for a job with us.

You'll complete an application form or send in a CV and, if shortlisted, you will be invited in for an interview. If you don’t have much experience applying for jobs and attending interviews, why not check out our application and interview help.

We want to help you present yourself in the best possible way, and hopefully get you started on your volunteering journey.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King. Jr.


Check out the current volunteering opportunities below.


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