Should I volunteer?

Find out how volunteering brings health benefits to both the volunteer and the people they support.

How to volunteer

Volunteering doesn't always mean giving up whole days at a time. There are many opportunities available to suit even the busiest of people.

Volunteering and mental wellbeing

Helping other people is good for your mental wellbeing. It can take many forms, from charity work to simple acts of kindness.

Andrew Tindall

'I think everyone should volunteer'

Find out why Andrew Tindall, from Young Apprentice 2012, volunteers every weekend.

Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas

Victoria Hunt describes her first shift with Crisis at Christmas: a safe and warm place where homeless people can spend the festive period.

Walking for Health: volunteers

Walking for Health relies on volunteers, who help out by leading a group of walkers, or assist the group along the way. Find out what motivates these volunteers.

Media last reviewed: 03/05/2016

Next review due: 03/05/2018

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. Try approaching them with an open mind and judge the results for yourself.

Media last reviewed: 12/05/2016

Next review due: 12/05/2018

Could you be a donor?

Every year 1,000 people die waiting for a transplant. It's easy to register as an organ donor or give blood

Finding work after caring

If you want to start or return to work, there are lots of things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer