Volunteer in Bournemouth

Helping your local community could benefit you too

Why volunteer?

You'll be helping your local community. And there are so many different ways you could "put something back" into your community, you're bound to find something you enjoy. Plus there could be other, less obvious, benefits too. You could: 

  • learn new skills
  • gain valuable work experience 
  • meet new people
  • improve your social life.

Find out how two people have benefitted from volunteering by reading our our volunteer stories.

Volunteering is for people of all ages and backgrounds. All you need to do is find something that suits you.

How you can volunteer

Volunteer with us

We've got lots of exciting volunteering opportunities. You could: 

  • volunteer at a local youth or community centre
  • volunteer with the team at the Russell Cotes Museum
  • become a Festival Maker at one of our major events, such as the Wheels Festival or the Air Show

Voluntary and community groups in Bournemouth

Hundreds of voluntary and community groups in Bournemouth are waiting to welcome new volunteers. Find out all you need to know at Community action network.

Arts By The Sea Festival - September/October 2019

Bournemouth’s annual celebration of art, culture, people and place is an intriguing, exciting and unique carnivalesque celebration of art across many forms. The festival’s mission is to deliver a programme of exceptional events, combining high-impact outdoor spectaculars with world music, theatre shows, light art and digital installations. You can be part of it! Simply complete the appropriate application form and return it to us:

2019 dates are yet to be announced.

Alternatively, you can contact us at arts.bournemouth@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.

If you have accessibility needs and would like to discuss a volunteering for the Arts by the Sea Festival, please contact Leigh Hayler on leigh.hayler@bcpcouncil.gov.uk, 01202 454746.