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Under 18 Volunteering


Unfortunately we are only funded to support individuals who reside within the City of Manchester who are 18 or over.

We think that volunteering is an amazing opportunity for everyone so we would really encourage you to approach organisations working with people younger than 18 looking to do good across the city.

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) support those under the age of 18, if you were to contact them they should be able to assist you - you can find their contact details below:

Website: www.gmyn.co.uk
E-mail: info@gmyn.co.uk
Phone: 0161 234 2950

We would also encourage you to contact the following organisations to find out more about the oppertunities they offer to people under 18:


  • British Red Cross take volunteers from 15 upwards.
  • Manchester Football Association has a programme from young volunteers.
  • National Citizenship Service for long term volunteering.
  • St John's Ambulance Service take young people aged 10-17 to join one of their Cadet units which operate throughout England.
  • Raleigh International offers overseas expeditions, some of them especially for 17-24 year olds. However, you may be asked to fundraise before you go.
  • Duke of Edinburgh is a programme of personal development for 14-25 year olds, but volunteering plays a key part.
  • The local IntoUniversity Scheme welcomes volunteers from the upper years of high school and beyond, providing academic support for primary aged children. You can find out more by contacting Joanne Earnshaw.
  • National Trust run a family volunteering scheme where families can volunteer together.
  • Manchester Mind have a number of different volunteering roles available for 15 - 25 year olds.
  • The #iwill campaign aims to inspire social action among 10 – 20 year olds – there’s loads of great suggestions on their website.
  • British Youth Council aims to get young people heard. They offer campaigning and volunteering for under 25 year olds.
  • UK Youth Parliament is another way for you, if you’re 11-18 years old, to use your voice to make change happen
  • Youthwatch Manchester  is a group of self-led volunteers aged between 16 and 25 years old. We listen to the views of children and young people on how services like doctors, dentists and social workers could be made better for them. 

We hope that you can find something interesting from this list and wish you every success with volunteering!