Do something for a friend, volunteer your time, join a community group. Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding.

How you can give

  • Get involved - volunteering with us
    Find and apply for volunteering roles in libraries, country parks, with the archive and heritage service, in schools, with sport, and with the emergency services.

  • Northampton Volunteering Centre
    We commission Northampton Volunteering Centre as the countywide voluntary sector development and support agency. It helps voluntary and charity organisations to fill gaps, and helps new organisations to get set up. The full network supports over 120,000 volunteers.

  • Voluntary and community sector
    We also manage grant and funding support for the voluntary and community organisations directly. Find out what’s currently available and how to apply.

  • Carers
    Approximately 1 in 10 people in the county are unpaid carers of a family member or friend. We have a joint carers strategy produced with partners as well as carers themselves to ensure these carers are recognised and supported.