Inclusive Volunteering

Volunteering is for all and there is role for anyone who would like to get involved. Everyone can support organisations and the community they live in.

Inclusive Volunteering‘ is a resource developed to help volunteer coordinators to become more open and confident in embracing diversity. It contains clear recommendations on how to create a more inclusive volunteer programme. You will find useful advice on how to work with specific groups of volunteers and how to help organisations to welcome vulnerable volunteers.


Part I covers general aspects of inclusive volunteering. Part II includes recommendations for volunteer coordinators on how to work with the following groups.

  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • Migrants
  • Long-term unemployed people
  • Ex-prisoners
  • People who are affected by homelessness