Thousands of people across Herefordshire freely give time, expertise and energy to benefit others or the environment. Volunteering provides opportunities for people from a broad range of backgrounds to work together towards a common goal and put something back into their local community. It can also be personally rewarding and can offer a route into further community activity, education, training or paid employment. For many it's an opportunity to get out and meet people, develop skills and experience while building confidence and self-esteem.

Herefordshire Council supports volunteering through its scheme which gives staff time to volunteer in the community.

There are many opportunities to volunteer within Herefordshire Council as well. Take a look at the council volunteering opportunities.

We have a volunteer policy and agreement in place to support and recognise those who volunteer for the council. Volunteers bring added value through a range of expertise that complements and helps deliver our services.