Volunteering in the city
Volunteering makes a real difference to the communities of Stoke-on-Trent. Not only will you meet new people, you will be able to learn new skills and gain experience in a particular field or area.
Along with our council vacancies below, there are a number of organisations across the city with volunteering opportunities available. You can find out more by visiting the VAST website.
Opportunities with Stoke-on-Trent City Council
We believe that everyone has a role to play in making our city a great place to live, work and visit. If you have knowledge to share or are interested in making an impact for people, join us! It doesn’t matter if you only have an hour to give, we would love to hear from you.
We welcome anyone over the age of 16 to start volunteering with us. There are many ways to get involved including local events like the Potters 'Arf or volunteer in your local library by helping with reading and digital skills.
Current council opportunities are listed below with more detail about how to get involved...
|Information about what the role includes
|Link to further information
|Dimensions Leisure Centre volunteers - Catering and Dry Recreation Assistant
We are looking for volunteers to come and join the leisure team at Dimensions.
Roles include: Preparing and serving food, washing crockery and cutlery, cleaning throughout the centre, assist visitors in the centre and possible minor maintenance.
Date and time: Monday to Sunday - various times throughout the day
|Reading Friends Group Facilitators (SOT Libraries)
We are looking for volunteers to become a reading friends facilitator. Reading friends share short stories, poems and other works as a group.
Roles include: Helping people to enjoy stories in an accessible way. Also help residents to feel part of a community.
Date and time: Various
|Digital Champions (SOT Libraries)
We are looking for digital champions to suport residents with digial technology and helping them to get online.
Roles include: Helping residents to gain basic IT skills including Microsoft Word, the internet and help setting up an email.
Date and time: Various
|Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work with Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), helping to provide regular archaeology-themed activities for 8-16 year olds.
Date and time: Saturday mornings - 10am - 12pm.
|Care work - Duke Street, Day Opportunities, Various sites
We are looking for volunteers to help support adults with learning disabilities and people with mental ill health to enjoy a fulfilled day.
Date and time: Monday to Friday 9.15am - 4.15pm
St John's Welcome Centre
|Countryside team volunteer - various sites
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team on Wednesday mornings. The role can vary based on the season..
Summer: litter picking , vegetation management, path work and general maintenance
Winter: restoration and maintenance of heathland and scrub. Involving the cutting and removal of trees from within the heathland.
Outdoor clothing, boots and work clothes are essential.
Date and time: Wednesday morning 10.15am - 12.30pm.
|Hanley Park – Gardening Volunteers
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hanley Park. The roles in the park vary depending on the season.
Summer: Litter picking, weeding, general maintenance.
Winter: Litter picking, clearing pathways, general maintenance.
Outdoor clothing, steel toe capped boots and work clothes are essential.
Date and time: Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 2pm