Volunteering and social action in Staffordshire

Volunteers are vital in making Staffordshire the great place it is. 1 in 4 of us regularly volunteer to help our friends and neighbours, and  thousands of people are already doing their bit in a formal or informal volunteering role.

Whether you are:

  • helping out at a local sports club
  • volunteering in your library
  • or supporting the elderly, young people, vulnerable children and families

it all makes an amazing difference.

Volunteering not only benefits the people receiving help, it can also benefit the people who give up their time too. Flexible volunteering opportunities are available across Staffordshire now.

If formal volunteering isn't for you, what could you do in your community to make a difference?

Thinking about volunteering?

With less funding and more demand for care services in particular, we no longer have the money to do everything we used to or maybe would like to do. 

Hundreds of people already volunteer to support county council services. So, what difference can you make?

We need help in the following areas:


Flexible roles designed to fit around your interests. You could make a huge difference to people in just two hours a week.

Watch the video - 5 reasons to volunteer in your library  

Country Parks and Rights of Way

A range of activities and tasks to help Staffordshire's many kilometres of footpaths and country parks clear to be enjoyed by thousands of people every year.

Supporting  children and families

volunteering to support some of Staffordshire's most vulnerable children and families means you can help them be:

  • happier,
  • healthier,
  • financially better off
  • and more able to take advantage of life's opportunities

Volunteers carry out a range of activities including:

Supporting vulnerable or elderly people

There's at least 187 organisations across Staffordshire  who need help to support vulnerable or elderly people to be as independent as possible for as long as possible.

Youth activities

The number of volunteers supporting young people with youth activities to improve their independence, employability or to help stop reoffending is rising sharply, and it's easy to see why.

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

We are currently on the lookout for volunteers who can help make the world-class triathlon event an outstanding success.

SEND Family Partnership

We are continually recruiting and training volunteers to act as Independent Parental Supporters (IPS). They help provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0 - 25 years) who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Explore all of these options and more by:

Opportunities to turn up and get involved:

Our wider approach to social action and building community capacity

PDF DocumentPeople Helping People - Executive Summary (991 KB)

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