Get into volunteering

Volunteer repairing boardwalk in the woods

Volunteering in Essex is a great opportunity to support your local community. With a variety of opportunities there is something to suit everyone’s skills, experience and availability.  Volunteers in Essex work in a wide variety of roles, from offering companionship to people who are socially isolated, to providing practical help in the community. 

Get that feel good feeling

Whether you’re looking to volunteer for a couple of hours or more, your efforts can make a huge difference to your community. The benefits of volunteering include: 

  • helping others in your community  
  • a sense of pride  
  • opportunity to make new friends 
  • learning new skills and gain work experience  
  • building confidence  

Where to volunteer in Essex 

We have several volunteering opportunities at Essex County Council. Opportunities include supporting Essex Libraries or becoming an ACL Digital Champion. We’ve provided a range of local volunteer opportunities in Essex below: 

Discover more volunteering opportunities at volunteer Essex, where you can search based on your location, interests and specific activities.  

Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) volunteering opportunities 

Are you ready to be part of something enriching and rewarding? We're looking for enthusiastic and engaging volunteers to help make the DofE Award happen for young people. As a volunteer, you will play a vital role in creating an energetic and supportive atmosphere helping bring the DofE Award to life for young people.  If you’re a dynamic and curious individual discover DofE volunteering opportunities in Essex