Charities and Voluntary Sector


You can directly contribute to local charity work, helping with local good causes and local issues.

Down's Heart Group A useful organisation for parents relating to cardiac conditions associated with Down's Syndrome

Home-Start Richmondshire - a charity serving families within Richmondshire who have a child under 5, we train volunteers to provide emotional and practical support. 

The National Association of Volunteer Bureaux. Many people use voluntary work to gain experience in the field of their choice and as an entry into paid work in the voluntary sector. 

The National Centre for Volunteering Volunteering England is an independent voluntary agency committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations believes passionately in the voluntary and community sector. This is a sector with the power to transform the lives of people and communities for the better.

NACVS. local focus national voice

NAVCA is the national voice of local third sector infrastructure in England. Our 360 members work with 164,000 local community groups and voluntary organisations which provide services, regenerate neighbourhoods, increase volunteering and tackle discrimination, in partnership with local public bodies.

Volunteer Development Scotland. The national centre for volunteering and community action.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action. WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales.  We represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.  

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action. NICVA is the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland.

VSO Voluntary Service Overseas is an international development charity that works through volunteers.

The National Volunteering Database (Do-It) is part of the registered charity

YouthNet, a non-profit-making organisation

Timebank Find out about how you could volunteer. We make sense of all the different types of volunteering, put you in touch with the right opportunities out there, and offer some homegrown TimeBank projects that might be just what you want.

The Princes Trust offers practical solutions to help change young lives.

The BBC charity appeals.

Channel 4 charities and appeals.

Yorkshire Champions TimeBank launched in October 2004, the campaign to recruit more men from working class backgrounds in West Yorkshire to become volunteers.

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Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

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