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Volunteering vacancies

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Below are some links to where you can find more information about local volunteering vacancies

Bedford Borough Council

We have lots of different volunteering opportunities at the Council, take a look below and click on the links to find out more.

Community volunteering 

is mostly based around improving our parks and green spaces. You could get involved in organised litter picks, planting and conservation. For more info click here 

Volunteering at The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford is our museum and gallery. Volunteer opportunities include greeting visitors, taking part in creative events or helping with in the Higgins shop. For more info click here

Volunteering in our libraries

Volunteering in our libraries could involve organising books on shelves, helping with events or acting as a “digital buddy” to residents who need help online. For more info click here


CVS Bedfordshire

CVS Bedfordshire connects people who want to volunteer with local organisations who are looking to recruit volunteers. They have a specialist tool to help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you based on your interests and hours of availability.

To complete this information and find local volunteering opportunities then click here

Disability Resource Centre Volunteering

Bedfordshire Disability resource centre always encourage disabled people and people with long term health conditions to join their team of volunteers.

Please call 01582 470900 or email us to register your interest in volunteering with us and for full details.

For more information click here

Emmaus Centre Carlton

In Emmaus, volunteers are an important resource and make a vital contribution to Emmaus’ aim to take action to help disadvantaged people. Emmaus therefore encourages, develops and supports volunteer involvement in its work.

At Emmaus Village Carlton our volunteers work alongside our companions and staff, sharing activities and responsibilities and helping to build our social enterprise together.

To find out more click here

Stables Christian Centre

Stables Christian Centre offers work-based training to small groups of vulnerable adults, including learning disabled, autistic, ex-offenders and those with mental health problems. It cares for five acres of woodland, hedges and meadow and grow herb and wildflower plants to sell. It also produces preserves, cards, jewellery and gifts. Open regularly to the public and welcomes visitors and volunteers.

For more information click here

The Jobs Hub

The weekly Jobs Hub  bulletin has a volunteering section.   Sign up for weekly jobs bulletins