Volunteering helps you get involved and make a difference in Health and Care. Suffolk and North East Essex are home to a huge mix of voluntary and community organisations. If you’re looking to get involved, take a look at some example opportunities below.

Community 360, works to improve quality of life and reduce inequalities in Colchester. There are lots of volunteering opportunities to support your local community.


Community Action Suffolk helps to make Suffolk the best place to live and work, supporting communities across the county with a large selectin of volunteering options.


Community Voluntary Services Tendring has supported its local community for over 40 years. There are lots of opportunities to support the communities in Tendring.

East Suffolk and North Essex Trust provide acute care in Colchester and Ipswich, and have volunteering opportunities to support their delivery of high quality services.

 The East of England Ambulance Service has many voluntary roles you can apply for. This includes community first responders and volunteer car drivers.


West Suffolk NHS Trust provide acute care in Suffolk, and have many volunteering options in both clinical and non-clinical roles, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

St. Elizabeth Hospice works to improves life for those living with progressing and life-limiting illness, with a wide range of volunteering roles to choose from.

 St. Helena Hospice provides end of life care in North Essex. There are a wealth of volunteer opportunities available to support their impactful work.

St. Nicholas Hospice provides help, advice and support to those with long-term and life-threatening conditions, with a huge selection of volunteering roles available.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services supporting children and adults, with a selection of volunteering roles to choose from.

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Where Can I Find Further Volunteering Opportunities?

Volunteering Essex is a great source of information surrounding volunteering in the county. It has a whole host of guidance for volunteering to support individuals as they work with the voluntary sector, as well as a list of current opportunities for volunteering which you can get involved with.

Volunteer Suffolk is home to a comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities currently available within the county. The organisation also offers support for those looking to gain volunteering experience.