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Small actions can make a big difference. 

Helping a Senior Woman Out of the Car

Lending a hand

Lending a hand to a family or someone in your community goes a long way. It has the power to change people’s lives. If you can just help someone out when they need it, lend an hour to a community project or even take on more volunteering – fantastic. There are loads of opportunities that can fit around your life. Whatever you can do will make a difference to you, and your community.

You can contact Support Staffordshire on 0300 777 1207 or via

Get into volunteering

Everyone has their own priorities and times in life can be hard. But volunteering can make a huge difference to people, and you too.  It’s proven that volunteering regularly really adds to people’s mental wellbeing. It’s also a great way to have new experiences, meet new people and learn new skills.

If you want help finding volunteering opportunities, Support Staffordshire and Staffordshire’s Council of Voluntary Youth Service are two great organisations that can help you.

Volunteers Ready to Help the Community
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Find a volunteering opportunity

Anyone can volunteer, regardless of your age, abilities or job status.  Wherever your skills lie, whatever your ambitions are, we can help you find that perfect opportunity and support you on your volunteering journey. Often the most difficult part of volunteering is making the first move. You can find a volunteering opportunity by using Support Staffordshire’s ‘Role Search’ function.

Do you want to volunteer to support children and families?  There are many opportunities in Children’s Centres and Home Start locally and nationally.

Gain the skills to save a life

Sadly, ten lives are lost to suicide each month across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Everyone can do something to help prevent suicide.

You can gain the skills to save a life.

A young woman is talking with a female friend about her problem in a cafe. The friend is supportive and understanding.

Things you can do today!

Help with a daily task

Help with a daily task

Driving someone to a medical appointment, offering to take out the bins, or even walking a neighbours dog can all make someone’s day! 

Strike up conversation 

Strike up conversation 

Going out of your way to say ‘hello’ to someone or giving someone a big smile can make someone’s day. Strike up a conversation.

Help a carer

Help a carer

Thousands of unpaid carers work really hard to care for their loved ones. Helping a carer to take time out, even a short break, can do the world of good.
Donate a device

Donate a device

Donate a laptop, tablet or old phone that you are no longer using to help local people get connected. You can drop them off at your local library.