Volunteer Centre Sefton

Whether you’re looking to volunteer, or you’re an organisation looking to recruit volunteers, the Volunteer Centre Sefton can help.

Volunteer Centre Sefton works with individuals and organisations in the borough of Sefton to promote, deliver and develop high quality voluntary opportunities.

The Volunteer Centre supports the increasing number of people engaged in volunteering in Sefton by referring potential volunteers to voluntary opportunities within the voluntary and statutory sector via a variety of methods including one-to-one interviews, newsletters, website registration and via the Do-it website.  The Volunteer Centre also supports accreditation and recognition of volunteers by providing certificates of achievement.

Click here to download the Volunteering whilst on benefits‘ information booklet from the national Government website.




If you have any problems using the Volunteer Connect system, or you would like support and advice about accessing volunteer opportunities, please call 0151 920 0726 or emailinfo@volunteeringsefton.org.uk. Alternatively, please use our Contact Form


If you’re looking to volunteer with a local group, please click here to register as a volunteer with the Volunteer Centre Sefton. 

Looking to recruit volunteers for your organisation?


Is your organisation looking to recruit volunteers? If so, please click here to register with the Volunteer Centre Sefton and share your volunteering opportunities with us! 

Volunteer Certificate Scheme

The Volunteer Centre Sefton supports organisations in recognising the dedication of volunteers with a certificate scheme suported by the The Mayor of Sefton.

Picture4The Volunteer Centre organise an annual certificate presentation event which allows organisations and groups to highlight the hard work of volunteers. Certificates are signed by the Mayor of Sefton and are awarded to highlight 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 1,500 or 2,000 hours of volunteering. Alternatively a ‘Thank You’ Certificate can be requested if more appropriate. The ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ recognises those volunteers who have donated over 2,000 hours.

For more information on the Volunteer Certificate scheme, please email Mike Howlett at mike@volunteeringsefton.org .uk.

Sefton Volunteer Involving Project (VIP) of the Year Award 

Launching in 2015, The Sefton Volunteer Involving Project of the Year Award is organised by Volunteer Centre Sefton to recognise Sefton projects that excelled in volunteer best practice, have created a range of interesting volunteering opportunities and provided positive experiences for their volunteers.

Aims of the Award

  • To acknowledge excellent volunteer support and management
  • To raise the profile of volunteer engaging organisations in Sefton
  • To celebrate the positive experiences of volunteers

Who is Eligible to Enter?

  • Any volunteer involving organisation or group that is based in Sefton can be nominated
  • The nominating volunteer / volunteers must have volunteered within the organisation they are nominating for at least 6 months.
  • Volunteers must currently be volunteering for the organisation they are nominating.

Benefits to the Winning Group or Organisation

  • Exclusive use of the V.I.P. 2015 Award logo
  • Profile of the winning organisation on the Volunteer Centre Sefton website
  • Glass award
  • Publicity in local press

Click here to download the Sefton Volunteer Involving Project of the Year Award Nomination Form. 

Volunteer Centre Sefton Policies & Procedures

Data Protection Policy
Data Stroage Policy
Equality & Diversity Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
Safeguarding Vulnerable Children Policy

Volunteer Centre Sefton Documents & Downloads

Volunteer Registration Form (Word)
Volunteer Registration Form (PDF)
Organisation Registration Form (Word)
Organisation Registration Form (PDF)

Volunteering whilst on benefits information booklet (PDF)