Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by creating positive feelings and a sense of reward, giving you a feeling of purpose and helping you connect with other people. We'd like to actively encourage you to give during this time. If you'd like to do either community or voluntary work, you are able to request up to a day per week. If you're interested, please talk to your line manager.

Volunteering Opportunities

Doing Good Leeds

There's lots of information on this site about what volunteering opportunities are available and how it can help you.

Visit: I Want to Volunteer

NHS Volunteer Responders

Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.

NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.

Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

Click here to find out more.

LUU Volunteers

Are you currently volunteering and have a story you'd like to share?

Please get in touch by emailing the People Team at

Online Volunteering

United Nations

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

Click here to find out more.

Translators without Borders

You can volunteer with TWB if you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language. Whether you are interested in translating medical texts or translating for crisis response, there are engaging projects available to suit all preferences.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives.

Instant Wild

Interested in animal conservation?

ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work by bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world for you to identify.

You don’t need to be an expert to get involved. Help is provided in handy Field Guides.

Simply sign up here and start tagging the animals in the images.