Volunteer in England

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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.


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.


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.

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EF Gap Year
EF Gap Year is a 26-week program that enables students to explore several countries, learn a language, volunteer for a good c...
EF Gap Year
EF Gap Semester is 12-week program that allows students the flexibility of starting in either September or January. The semes...
College for International Co-Operation and Development
CICD has taken an active stand to some of the most burning issues of our time and have decided to stand shoulder to shoulder...
Ready for new challenges? Then our programme is for you! CICD in England offers programmes of 5, 12, 18 and 24 months. We als...
Lattitude Global Volunteering
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS SCHOOL Almost all school placements are in private schools. Volunteers may help to support in the classroom...
MC International Links Profile
Are you interested in making a real difference in your life and others lives? We are looking for full time volunteers who can...
The Simon Community
The Simon Community accepts full-time and part-time volunteers in London to help people who are living on the streets. The Si...
Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteers for Peace offers placements throughout Great Britain for as little as $500 per year. Choose to volunteer anywhere...
Czech Republic
Help Europeans improve their English by being a conversation partner and enjoy free stays in beautiful hotels, along with an...
Angloville organizes youth camps for ambitious teenagers. As an English speaker, you will stay in one of our beautiful venues...
Study Abroad UK
Camp UK - Summer Placement / Gap Year Summer Camp UK Helping children to become involved in activities. You will meet like-mi...
United States of America
Winant Clayton Volunteers
Winant Clayton Volunteers is a charity which facilitates an annual exchange programme for British and American volunteers to...
Pennine Camphill Community
We are approximately 40 co-workers and their families at any one time. There's always a strong international element with co-...