Volunteering for Wakefield

Make a difference - Volunteer for Wakefield

Volunteering is about giving your time to do something useful and in return, you can:

  • make a difference to local communities
  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • improve your career prospects
  • gain experience
  • help support keep local community groups and organisations going
  • feel a real sense of achievement
  • have fun

Citizen Coin 

Citizen Coin is coming soon to our district. It is an app that recognises and rewards volunteering and is free to use. Anybody can sign up, including those who already volunteer or those who would like to. 

When you download the app, you can view and sign up for volunteering activities in your community.  Once you have signed up and taken part in an activity, you will be rewarded with Citizen Coins. These can be spent in participating local businesses.  

To find out more, visit the Citizen Coin website.

Citizen Coin for retailers

If you are a retailer in the district, you can post offers and discounts on Citizen Coin. This means you can increase footfall to your business and reward people for doing good things in their local area. The app is easy and free to use for everyone. 

We are looking for retailers to sign up to Citizen Coin. If you would like more information, please email citizencoin@wakefield.gov.uk and we will be in touch. 

Volunteering with Wakefield Council

There are lots of ways to volunteer at the Council, including:

  • sports
  • the environment
  • learning for young people and adults
  • in Wakefield's green spaces
  • in Castles and Museums
  • as a School Governor
  • one-off local litter picks
  • youth work
  • nominated adults for vulnerable young people and adults in custody
  • library volunteers
  • stewarding at Council galas and events

If you are interested in volunteering within Castles and Museums

If you are interested in volunteering within other areas of the Council

If you are interested in volunteering for Our Year

Volunteering with other organisations


We also work closely with partner organisations.

Nova Wakefield District is the support organisation for the Third Sector.

Go to volunteerwakefield.org/ to find the perfect volunteering option close to you.

Or ask in your local community and find a local club or group which catches your interest.

Download the volunteer privacy notice.

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