Volunteering with the council

Have your say on our volunteer guidelines

We are currently reviewing the guidelines we give to volunteers. If you would like to have your say in our survey, go to Volunteer guidelines review 2018.

Applying to volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are listed on these web pages and advertised through Volunteer Essex.

If you see an opportunity of interest you should read through the role description before applying. This will help you decide if the role is suitable for you.

Once you find a suitable role you should complete and send us an application form.

The volunteer manager for your role will then contact you to arrange an informal chat, either in person or by phone.

We do not seek to replace paid staff with volunteers.