Volunteer with IJ̳

Fantastic volunteers across the UK are making a real difference in their local area. We'd love for you to join us.

Volunteers are what makes IJ̳ special.

They help look after their local communities by engaging with schools, supporting wildlife conservation, caring for the National Cycle Network and much more.

IJ̳ volunteers are helping create happier and healthier lives for everyone.

We'd love your help too.

Can’t find a volunteering opportunity in your area? Take a look at our quick ways to volunteerandways to get involved pages.

A group of IJ̳ volunteers chatting and laughing in a circle while a person cycles past in the background

Ways to get involved

Whether you'd like to help maintain the National Cycle Network, survey wildlife or volunteer in your local community, there are lots of ways that you can support our work.

Find out how you can get involved
Woman smiling to camera as she volunteers on the National Cycle Network by cutting back vegetation

Volunteering with IJ̳: FAQs

Want to know more about volunteering with us? Read some of the frequently asked questions about our volunteer activities across the UK.

Read our frequently asked questions
Volunteers from the Ayrshire Coastal Path Group take part in a litter-pick along National Cycle Network Route 73

Our new volunteering platform, Assemble

We are moving to a new online volunteering platform, Assemble. Learn more about the change and how Assemble can support your volunteering going forward.

Find out more about Assemble
Two women chatting, planting flowers in a street planter on their road.

Volunteering for everyone

We are committed to improving inequality, valuing diversity and ensuring that everyone feels safe and included to volunteer.

Find out more about our commitment to this
An Active Travel Champion leading a lunchtime walk

Celebrate volunteering

Join us in celebrating the inspiring volunteering that is taking place every day across the UK.

Find out more or share a volunteering story
Two volunteers sitting at a craft table at an event helping a little girl to cut and stick things

Find out quick ways you can volunteer

Want to help out but short for time? There are lots of quick ways you can support our work and your local community.

Find out quick ways you can volunteer

"One of my most favourite things about being a IJ̳ volunteer is the camaraderie."

Find out more about the impact volunteers make

Being able to cycle independently: Amanda's story

At the peak of her fitness, Amanda Harris had a life-changing accident in 2014 that injured her spinal cord.

Here, she shares her inspirational story of recovery and explains how access barriers on walking and cycling routes affect her ability to cycle independently.

Read Amanda's story
Rob Winslade riding his trailer on the Spen Valley Greenway

The work of a IJ̳ ranger: Rob's story

Rob Winslade volunteers as a ranger along the Spen Valley Greenway and Ringway in Yorkshire.

Rob talks about his work on the greenway and how we're working to make the route more accessible for everyone.

Read Rob's story
Group of men and women pictured at a mile post on IJ̳ National Cycle Network -Route 92. The walking group are exploring the route along the Foyle river

Walking the historic Foyle: Hazel's story

Hazel Patterson is a IJ̳ volunteer walk leader and recently found herself exploring Derry - Londonderry, known locally as Stroke City.

Hazel talks about the sights and sounds that can be found along the banks of the historic river Foyle.

Read Hazel's story

So far this year...

14,250 hours

Recorded by volunteers

1,750 activities

Looking after the National Cycle Network

450 rides and walks

Led by volunteers in their local area

975 bags of litter

Collecting along the National Cycle Network

Become a IJ̳ volunteer today

Find a fulfilling opportunity near you now and support