Become a volunteer and support your community

Millennium Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people, give something back to your community and have fun in the process. However, to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering you should also think about becoming a Millennium Volunteer (MV). The programme is open to anyone aged 14-25 who currently volunteers or would like to start and wants to have their commitment, skills and experience recognised.

Volunteering is fun, and you can choose to do the things that interest you, and meet new people in the process or volunteer with your friends. You can do anything from helping run a local sport club to being a DJ or film maker; you can help clean up our beeches or represent the views of other young people in your local forum; you can even volunteer to help run some of your favourite music and arts festivals and venues!

MV has been designed to be as simple as possible and to work around you and your studies, job, hobbies and anything else you’ve got going on – you also get to volunteer where you like, as often as you like and in as many place as you like! As part of the programme you get a certificate backed by your organisation and the Department of Education after your first 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering, which along with the support and training your organisation provides, means you get something that looks great on your CV and job and UCAS applications and is endorsed by employers and universities!