vInspired is an independent charity dedicated to helping young people volunteer in ways that matter to them.

We’ve been around since 2006 and in that time we’ve created more than one million volunteering opportunities and have changed the face of volunteering – one in three young people know who we are.

We believe that young people’s creativity, energy and optimism can change the world. We’re dedicated to helping them improve their skills, confidence and employability whilst doing things they really care about.

We provide opportunities for all young people to do good things – whatever they’re into, wherever they are and however much time they have to give. We make volunteering fun, rewarding and easy!

We’ve brought thousands of volunteering opportunities for 14-25 year olds together on our Opportunity Marketplace. Every day they’re snapped up by proactive young people who care about their future and the world around them.

Over 144,000 young people use to volunteer via more than 2,500 charities. There are plenty of causes to volunteer with, so you’ll find something that matters to you.

Our mission is to make volunteering opportunities so diverse, compelling and accessible that giving up your time to help others becomes a natural lifestyle choice. Here’s how it benefits you.

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Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)