Welcome to Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall is a charity dedicated to developing active and engaged citizens through volunteering. Volunteer Cornwall lives by its 5 underpinning values which are: To be bold and passionate, to work reciprocally and with collective purpose, promoting neighbourliness.
We relate these to our daily work by being enabling, creating opportunity, innovating, providing proactive leadership and being inclusive.Our Volunteer Centres, situated in  East (Liskeard), Mid (Truro) and West Cornwall (Redruth), match people who want to volunteer with organisations that need volunteers. We also have a range of projects and services - all designed to support and develop volunteers and host organisations. So explore our website and find out more about how we use the power of volunteering to change lives…

Volunteer Cornwall Annual Report 2012-2013

Read the Volunteer Cornwall 2012-13 Annual Report here!


Latest News


Does the charity in Cornwall you support deserve more recognition? The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the charity world’s equivalent of an Oscar, and is the highest decoration given to volunteer groups and equivalent to an MBE. It was introduced by the Queen in her Golden Jubilee year, in order to recognise the extraordinary […]

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Why Being Nice to Others is Good for You

Turns out that being nice to other people isn’t just good for the recipients of your kindness. According to the latest research, people who are generous and altruistic reap a host of benefits from their behavior, from lower stress levels to happier relationships to reduced risk of heart disease. As Stephen Post says in this […]

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We are now recruiting for several new posts thanks to project funding from NHS Kernow. We are looking for 3 part-time Health Community Makers and a Welcome Home Project Co-ordinator. Full details are on the vacancies page of our website. If you share our values: to be bold and passionate, to work reciprocally with collective […]

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Training Courses

We have just updated the details of courses available through Volunteer Cornwall’s Training Team. Click here to see details of what is coming up. As well as The CIEH Award in Education & Training (formerly PTTLLS) and the BTEC Award in Volunteer Management, we have added a couple of new courses. We can now offer […]

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  • Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta
    Thu 28 Aug 2014 to Sun 31 Aug 2014 
    Where: Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Volunteer Managers Forum - West
    Mon 6 Oct 2014 09:30 to 13:00  Who: VolunteerCornwall
    Where: Redruth Community Centre
  • Mid Cornwall Volunteer Managers Forum
    Tue 21 Oct 2014 09:30 to 13:00  Who: VolunteerCornwall
    Where: Truro Town Hall
  • Volunteer Managers Forum - East
    Tue 28 Oct 2014 09:30 to 13:00  Who: VolunteerCornwall
    Where: St Marys Parish Centre, Bodmin