Youth Volunteering

I volunteer. What is your SUPERPOWER?

Volunteering knows no age limit.

Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others only to discover we have made a difference in our own - Ellie Braun Haley

Young people and children involved in volunteering and social action

There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone; whether sport or conservation is your thing, or you want to fundraising for your favourite charity or care for animals, there’s an endless list of the types of projects you can get involved in.

Young people involved in volunteering often learn new skills and gain confidence in the process.   It is also a great way to stand out from the crowd when the time comes to apply for jobs or university.

You can get involved in one off projects or make a regular commitment to help a local charity or community group.  Or you might want to volunteer for a longer block of time, such as in the school holidays or during your gap year.  You can also get involved in volunteering and social action with your school or as part a scheme such as the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Celebrate! Youth

On Thursday 11th July 2019 we presented awards to children and young people that have raised money for good causes or volunteered with local community groups.  For more information please click to be taken to our Celebrate! Youth page. 

Find suitable volunteering opportunities

The Uckfield Volunteer Centre would be happy to help you find the right volunteering opportunity to suit your interests, skills and availability.  You can download the following form and take it along to the Volunteer Centre:

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You can help make the world a better place…

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers Needed


The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 12 to read six books during the summer holiday.

Working in the library the Summer Reading Challenge volunteer enrols children in the challenge and hands out reading rewards per book read.


Helping children with online registration when required

Handing out reading rewards

Talking to children aged 4–12 years and their parents/guardians about books and reading

Motivating and encouraging children to complete the challenge

Helping to collate statistics at the end of the challenge

Skills required

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

A friendly and patient manner

Customer focus

Basic Literacy

Outgoing and confident

Ability to record information accurately

Reliable and punctual

Other notes

Training given

Minimum age for this role 13 years


Zylo Performance

Zylo Performance

The Zylo performance provide music, drama, film and theatre based children’s services.

Do you have an interest in performing arts and would enjoy helping younger children to improve their skills and gain confidence?  Get in touch if you are interested in volunteering at one of their school or holiday clubs.



Phab Holiday Project

Each year Phab organises a programme of challenging Holiday Projects for children and young people aged from 8 to 25.

Most of the children have physical, learning or sensory disabilities.

Our very special volunteers help the children to enjoy all the exciting activities and opportunities on offer and ensure that they are happy, safe and comfortable and have a wonderful time away with Phab.

All our volunteers take part in a weekend training course at the activity centre to prepare and train them to support the children and young people, to give them the confidence and skills to carry out this key role, and to get to know the rest of their volunteer team and the activity centre itself.

All expenses are paid – we just need your enthusiasm and energy!

Selby Meadow

Selby Meadow is a community garden located behind Selby Road in Uckfield.  It is a woodland garden with mature, trees, hedges and wild flowers.  Would you like to help keep the area tidy and make improvements.  Selby Meadow hold regular open days to encourage people to visit.  Please email if you are interested in getting involved.