Generally, age isn’t a barrier to volunteering, but depending on the type of role and the organisation there may be upper and lower age limits. Ultimately, any age limits are for the protection of the volunteer and are usually dictated by an organisation’s volunteer insurance.

If you are a younger volunteer, you should feel comfortable that you will be adequately supervised and that the role is appropriate for your age. The organisation may require you to volunteer with an adult family member.

Check the description of any volunteer opportunity in our volunteer portal to see if there is an age requirement.