About vinspired

What we do

vinspired is the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. vinspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

vinspired recognises that volunteering can help young people thrive, and transform the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving. It prepares them for their future.

We know that 74% of young people are ready to volunteer, which will have a massive impact on communities across the UK. We're here to help young people harness those opportunities.

How we champion volunteering

vinspired helps young people make a difference. We were set up in 2006 and since then, we have created over 1 million volunteering roles for young people across the UK. We're always looking for ways to help them get involved with causes that they care about, and to help better prepare them for their futures. 

Volunteering teaches young people vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving. And, with 74% of young people ready to volunteer, it can make a massive difference to communities across the UK. Last year, we helped 31,439 young people do 460,611 hours of voluntary work. That's a £2.3 million contribution to the economy.

Raise money for young people to build futures

We need your help to keep supporting young people who want to make a difference. Run your own fundraising event to make your difference.
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Volunteer whoever you are, wherever you are

  • vinspired Exchange helps young people find volunteering roles for causes and charities that interest them, near them
  • vinspired Cashpoint allows young people to set up their own voluntary project to tackle community issues that matter to them

Recognising volunteers

  • vinspired Awards are industry-recognised and help young people showcase their volunteering experience to colleges schools and universities. vinspired Awards help young people stand out from the crowd
  • vinspired helps a wide range of organisations sign up to recruit young people into voluntary roles. Organisations also have the opportunity to become an awards provider

Contact us

If you're aged 14-30 and want advice about volunteering or the vInspired awards scheme please contact the vInspired volunteer hotline:

If you are having problems with your vInspired account, please email

If you have a query about applying for or receiving a vInspired award you can call the Awards Team directly: 02079607080

vInspired office
Unit 3
9 Albert Embankment

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By phone: (+44) 020 7960 7000


CEO's office

To get in touch with Jessica Taplin, please contact Pippa Granger, Executive Assistant to the CEO, on (+44) 020 7960 7006 or email

Our Strategy

We've released our new strategic plan for 2018 on how we're helping young people and their communities thrive. Read it here.

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