A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.


Volunteer for Improving Lives Plymouth

The first and most important thing to do when thinking about volunteering is to decide what it is that you want to gain from your experience. There are many benefits to volunteering, here are just a few...

  • Gain new skills  
  • Build confidence, self esteem, structure to life 
  • Help people  
  • Get a reference  
  • Build up contacts to help find a paid job 
  • Try a new area of work  
  • Meet new people (and make new friends!) 
  • Experience different cultures  
  • Stops your skills going rusty  
  • Ease yourself back into work after a difficult time 

The list of benefits is endless and there are always positives to starting volunteering!

    Why volunteer?

    People volunteer with us for a variety of reasons. Some of our volunteers joined to meet new friends or to gain skills and experience other's have joined because of a connection to a specific service, i.e. they have a hearing impairment and have previously used our Sensory Solutions service.

    Apply for a volunteering role

      Data Protection Statement 
      All the information collected in this form is necessary and relevant to the role applied for. We will use the information provided by you on this form and by the referees you have noted for recruitment purposes only. Improving Lives Plymouth will treat all personal information with the utmost confidentiality and in line with current data protection legislation. 

      I confirm that the above information is complete and correct and that any untrue or misleading information will give Improving Lives Plymouth the right to terminate any volunteering role offered. I understand that any offer of volunteering is subject to the Improving Lives Plymouth being satisfied with the relevant reference checks.