supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Volunteering in Fife
Volunteering changes lives - why not change yours today?
There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer across Fife and there already tens of thousands of volunteers doing so! Why not join them?
People volunteer for all sorts of reasons:
• they may want to acquire new skills and work experience;
• increase confidence/self-esteem;
• gain a current reference and up- date their CV;
• meet new people;
• gain a sense of achievement;
• to reduce feelings of isolation or boredom;
• develop new interests;
• to put talents or interests to good use;
• and, perhaps most importantly, have fun!
We promote volunteering opportunities for hundreds of organisations across Fife. Our range of opportunities increases and varies month to month and you can choose from many different types of voluntary work in different environments. To find volunteer opportunities in your area please view the current opportunities.
You can do as much or as little as you like - once a month, once a week or on an ad-hoc basis. You could volunteer with one organisation or with a few, in your local community, near your place of work or from home.
Help with Choosing
Fife Voluntary Action is here to help you decide what kind of volunteering opportunity would suit you best.
We offer advice on a wide range of volunteering opportunities, details of volunteer-engaging organisations, help with practical issues such as information on travel expenses and volunteering while on benefits.
If you are new to volunteering and are unsure of what is expected we offer an introductory training and information session. This is ideal for those who may not have volunteered before, or for those who are waiting to be placed with an organisation. They are half-day sessions which are offered at various times and locations throughout Fife. If you are a volunteer or have volunteers who are interested in any of these course, please contact us for more information.
For a variety of reasons some people may require a little bit of extra support to enable them to volunteer. This may because of low confidence or self-esteem, physical or learning disability or a number of other issues which are creating barriers to their volunteering.
In certain circumstances our staff are able to provide extra support to local people to enable them to volunteer. To learn more visit our Supported Volunteering page.
We're here to help - contact us to find out how we can help you to find the perfect opportunity to suit your skills, experience, availability and ambitions!
If you volunteer or you're interested in volunteering then sign up for our free e-mail bulletin for volunteers - it only takes a few seconds. We send out bulletins roughly every two weeks and you can unsubscribe at any time.