Giving makes us feel good. Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general sense of wellbeing.
Give. Do something nice for someone. Give your time. Pursue what brings you joy.
Age Concern Isle of Man
Age Concern IOM have lots of ways in which you can become involved and volunteer to help older people across the Island.
Have fun - feel good - make a difference!
Your time is very valuable - just a couple of hours makes all the difference, an occasional hour once in a while, or a few hours each week.
Whatever time you can spare we’d love you to join in, change lives for the better and help make our Island a great place to grow old.
We are looking for volunteers to help:
- in our shops
- with voice of experience
- our lifelong learning
- with information and signposting
- with fundraising
Beach Buddies IOM
Beach Buddies IOM aim to keep our beaches and other parts of the island beautiful and need the help of volunteers to do this.
Beach Buddies makes it very simple to get involved in beach cleaning. We hold events every week of the year, and special events for any groups, clubs, Scouts, schools, Guides, companies who want to “make a difference” to the beaches and protect wildlife.
The equipment is very simple – a litterpicker, a bin bag, a pair of gloves – and a human being!
We provide all the equipment and always give a safety talk beforehand, especially for younger volunteers, and Beach Buddies removes all materials collected, and recycle as much as possible. Beach Buddies has full public liability insurance and also has numerous Risk Assessments, all available on request.
Families are particularly welcome, and we are keen to encourage as many groups and clubs as possible to take part for an hour, or longer if you get hooked!
Our sessions are normally 90 minutes, at weekends. But there are no obligations, no need to register – just turn up and enjoy being involved. Even if you can only help for a few minutes, it is very much appreciated. Beach cleaning is for all ages and abilities, and we anyone and everyone.
We also warmly welcome Duke of Edinburgh Award candidates to enjoy Beach Buddies as part of their volunteering commitment.
Blood Donor Service
Blood saves lives and it’s not just for accident and emergencies but also for patients undergoing surgery, premature babies and those requiring regular treatment for anaemia, cancer and blood diseases.
Enrol today and see how easy it is to save someone’s life.
CIRCA Isle of Man
CIRCA Isle of Man are a Manx Registered Charity which provides a wide range of information on matters related health and welfare.
They also operate a volunteer agency to help anyone interested in volunteering identify what type of volunteering you are interested in and how you can get involved and help others.
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Our wonderful team of volunteers play a vital part in the running of the Park – helping with the many talks, animal encounters, discovery tables and craft activities that we run during peak times.
If you enjoy talking to people and have an interest in animals, we would love to hear from you! We are also keen to find volunteers with DIY skills to help with the many practical tasks around the Wildlife Park.
Hospice Isle of Man
Hospice Isle of Man have many different ways to become involved by volunteering to help their service.
These include professional skills and administrative assistance within the centre along with management and running of the six shops.
If you think you have skills and time to offer, you can contact them on:
Nobles Hospital Volunteer Service
Nobles Hospital have a volunteer service which aims to grow a team of a diverse range of people from the Island to build a support network of volunteers who will enhance the lives of patients. The volunteer network provide a wide range of services to the hospital including:
- Meet and greet
- Mobile library
- Dining companions
- Flower arranging
- Adopt a wall art initiative
- MacMillan Cancer information service
If you think you would be interested in volunteering at the hospital you can contact the volunteer service:
Samaritans Isle of Man
Samaritans Isle of Man, like all other branches rely on volunteers who are willing to help someone else when it really matters.
Without the help of the volunteers the service would not be running.
If you think you would like to get involved, contact them:
Victim Support Isle of Man
Victim Support Isle of Man is a registered charity independent from the Police.
They provide emotional and practical support to victims of crime. They also support witnesses and victims at court through the Witness Service.
If you have been a victim/witness to a crime and require support, contact them.
The Manx Wildlife Trust
The Manx Wildlife Trust relies on a dedicated group of volunteers who help out in many varied ways throughout the year - and more are always welcome!
The Trust has a wide range of tasks, so whatever your experience and skills, there’s bound to be something for you - it’s a great way to support the Trust.