Where can you make meaningful contributions through volunteer work, as well as experience a country rich with history and beauty? The most populous member countries of the United Kingdom -- England. England may not be a conventional option for those interested in volunteering abroad, but it will definitely be a rewarding experience for all those who participate. A lot of volunteer work in England will be very hands-on. Volunteers will quickly feel the impact that they are making in local communities.

England offers a diverse landscape, perfect for a varied time abroad, with buzzing cities, peaceful fishing villages, quaint countrysides, and industrial towns. Volunteers will be able to find opportunities that match their interests in places where help is really needed.

Healthcare

Whether you have plenty or limited amounts of medical experience, you will be able to find a volunteer opportunity in England that fits your needs. While volunteering in England, you could be learning about global health issues, shadowing health professionals, providing assistance, administering basic medical procedures, and more depending on your past experiences.

There are volunteer opportunities available in nursing, dentistry, medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, therapy, and general health care. Your time in England will be beneficial for your education, as well as for the patients you will be seeing.

Conservation

England was once covered with copious amounts of greenery, forests, and creatures. Although there are still parts of England in the countryside that reflect this, there are other parts of the country that suffer from deforestation and intrusions brought on by big city life.

As a volunteer in England, you could find yourself creating suitable habitats for animals, conducting surveys, monitoring species, leading educational programs, or providing general maintenance for forest areas. Conservation volunteer opportunities in England are perfect for those willing to, as the saying goes, “get down and dirty.”

Social Work

As a social work volunteer in England, it will be your job to reach out those groups that are economically, socially, and physically marginalized. You can find volunteer work in childcare, senior citizen centers, orphanages, or youth development organizations.

These volunteer positions are good for those interested in working closely and interacting with other people, impacting personal lives. There are many opportunities for these kinds of volunteer placements, all over England.

In general, there are no specific immunizations needed for those traveling to England. For those traveling during the months of November and April during flu season, it is recommended that you get an Influenza vaccinations. (MD Travel) England has one of the best medical systems in the world, so if in the case that you unfortunately fall ill while abroad, you will be in good hands.

Volunteers should proceed with caution in large cities such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester. It would be wise to conceal your purse or wallet. Rural towns are generally safe -- despite the supposed prevalence of murders as shown by many British TV shows.

Volunteer Programs in England

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Lattitude Global Volunteering
Lattitude - Volunteer Placements in the UK
England
10 •2 reviews

With over 45 years of experience sending over 40,000 young volunteers...

The Simon Community
Volunteer with the homeless in London
England
10 •2 reviews

The Simon Community accepts full-time and part-time volunteers in...

CICD
Volunteer in England, Africa and India with CICD!
Multiple Countries
10 •2 reviews

Ready for new challenges? Then our programme is for you! CICD in...

WWOOF
WWOOFing in the United Kingdom
England
10 •1 review

WWOOF UK holds a list of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings, all...

MC International Links Profile
Volunteering in The UK
England
10 •1 review

Are you interested in making a real difference in your life and others...

Angloville
Volunteer Teach at Youth Camps in England
England

Angloville organizes youth camps for ambitious teenagers. As an...

Pennine Camphill Community
Volunteer in Wakefield, England
England

We are approximately 40 co-workers and their families at any one time...

Study Abroad UK
Summer Camp Volunteering in the UK
England

Camp UK - Summer Placement / Gap Year Summer Camp UK Helping children...

Winant Clayton Volunteers
Volunteer in London and New York City this summer!
Multiple Countries

Winant Clayton Volunteers is a charity which facilitates an annual...

Other Volunteer Programs in the United Kingdom

Not enough options in England? Check out these other Volunteer Abroad programs in the United Kingdom!
  • Lattitude Global Volunteering
    Lattitude - Volunteer Placements in the UK
    England
    10 •2 reviews

    With over 45 years of experience sending over 40,000 young volunteers...

  • The Simon Community
    Volunteer with the homeless in London
    England
    10 •2 reviews

    The Simon Community accepts full-time and part-time volunteers in...

  • Greenhill YMCA
    Love Working Outdoors? Come Volunteer At Greenhill Ymca
    Northern Ireland
    10 •2 reviews

    Each year we recruit between 12-14 international volunteers whose main...

  • CICD
    Volunteer in England, Africa and India with CICD!
    Multiple Countries
    10 •2 reviews

    Ready for new challenges? Then our programme is for you! CICD in...

  • WWOOF
    WWOOFing in the United Kingdom
    England
    10 •1 review

    WWOOF UK holds a list of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings, all...

  • MC International Links Profile
    Volunteering in The UK
    England
    10 •1 review

    Are you interested in making a real difference in your life and others...

  • Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS)
    Volunteer with Children in Belfast
    Northern Ireland
    10 •1 review

    Quaker Service seeks Voluntary Staff to live and work at Quaker...

  • Adventures in Preservation (AiP)
    Eco-conservation and Heritage Preservation in Scotland
    Scotland

    This very special project combines eco-conservation with building...

  • Working Abroad Projects
    Whale and Dolphin Volunteer Conservation, Hebrides
    Scotland

    Visit Scotland and live aboard research vessel Silurian, assisting...

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