Summer volunteering opportunities

Summer volunteering opportunities

Please see below some great volunteering opportunities that young people can get involved in this summer and beyond.

CSV Heritage Camps

Aged 16-25? Want to do something different, fun and rewarding this summer? Why not spend a week volunteering on a CSV Heritage Camp?

Heritage Camps is an opportunity like no other. You’ll spend a week volunteering to help preserve or restore a famous cathedral, church or historic building and doing your bit to protect our architectural heritage. You’ll get some great experience for your CV, make new friends, have a lot of fun and get the opportunity to make a difference to some of the most spectacular buildings in Britain.Camps take place every year during July and August at various locations across the UK.

Each camp is led by two experienced volunteer team leaders, who are also part of the team. Accommodation, food and equipment is provided.Volunteers are aged between 16 and 25, with the leaders generally in their 20’s. No previous experience is required. Volunteers mix with other young people from across the country and Europe, and have the opportunity to take part in an exciting week of development and team work.

“The actual work was worth the coming. At Chichester, the work I did will last for a long time and actually make a difference to the longevity of the establishment. I restored columns, redid doors and helped preserve monuments. The appreciation I have of the original builders is something that I will retain probably forever.”
Martha Smith, former Heritage Camps volunteer – Chichester Cathedral

Heritage Camps volunteers are asked to contribute £200 towards the camps running costs including accommodation, food and equipment for the week. For more information and to apply visit the Heritage camps website or for more information call 0207 643 1350 or email

CSV Full Time Volunteering

If you’re leaving school or university this summer and are thinking of taking a gap year, CSV Full Time Volunteering can be a great way to gain relevant skills and practical experience while also making a difference to people’s lives.

We have hundreds of opportunities to volunteer full time on a wide range of social care projects across the UK. Here is a selection of a few of the activities you could be involved in:

• Supporting people with physical disabilities in their own home
• Assisting people with learning disabilities in day centres
• Providing practical support at a shelter for homeless people
• Providing respite for carers
• Enabling students with disabilities to study at university
• Helping in a school for children with special needs
• Supporting isolated older people in the community
• Mentoring pupils at risk of exclusion from school

All our Full Time Volunteers receive free accommodation and subsistence which includes food, travel and day to day expenses. Volunteers live away from home and could be placed anywhere in the UK wherever their help is most needed. Placements are available for between 6-12 months with start dates throughout the year. Volunteers should be aged between 18-35.

More information about our gap year opportunities and to apply please visit our website or call 0800 374 991