Why Volunteer with Us?

At Outside Lives, we believe in the power of community and the positive impact individuals can make. By volunteering with us, you’re not just giving back; you’re also opening doors to unique experiences and the potential to develop new skills.

What Sets Us Apart?


Our volunteer programs are designed to create lasting impacts on the community. Join us in building a sustainable future together.

Meaningful Connections

Forge connections with like-minded individuals and contribute to the growth of a vibrant, inclusive community.

Purposeful Impact

Every volunteer effort counts. Be a part of something bigger as we collectively shape a richer community experience for all.

Skill Development

Dive into new opportunities to learn and grow. Whether you're honing existing skills or exploring uncharted territories.

How to get involved:

No matter your background or skill set, there’s a place for you at Outside Lives. Get in touch and we’ll find the perfect fit for your passion and availability.

Explore Limitless Ways to Get Involved

Diverse Opportunities Await

At Outside Lives, volunteers are the heartbeat of our community, and there's a place for everyone to contribute.

Supporting Projects

Dive into the heart of our initiatives, providing crucial support to funded projects. Whether it's research, administration, or beyond, your skills can play a key role in ensuring successful development and delivery.

Hands-On Engagement

Embark on a journey of hands-on involvement, contributing to on-site development through tasks like gardening, DIY projects, and painting. Your efforts directly shape the physical growth of our community spaces.

Event Exploration

If you're passionate about creating connections, consider delivering or supporting events and activities. Become a catalyst for community engagement and make lasting memories for diverse groups.

Nothing quite fit for you? No worries – these are just examples! Reach out to us, and we’ll work together to discover the ideal way for you to contribute. Your unique skills and interests can open doors to countless opportunities.


Outside Lives are delighted to have been awarded funding from the LD Transformation Service and Volunteering Wales Grant Award which will see us officially launch our ‘Growing Skills, Progression Programme’. Focused on developing the skills of our volunteers, the programme is designed to guide people through several exciting phases, from discovery and journey mapping, to co producing bespoke experiences, with each step tailored to developing and supporting our volunteer’s personal goals and visions for the future! – Lucy Powell, Founder

Kate, Outside Lives’ Volunteer Support Buddy explains:

“Our new ‘Progression Programme’ will be used for any OL volunteers who want to develop and learn new skills in line with their specific interests and aims. We welcome people from all walks of life to volunteer with us and through this programme we hope to be able to support people with exciting opportunities that will support not only their long term growth as a volunteer, but provide other practical and useful skills too!”

Interested in the new programme?



Getting to know each other. We tell you about volunteering with us and we learn about you as a person


Journey Mapping

We talk about the benefits of volunteering, we set some goals and make a plan!


Getting Started

We’ll source and suggest different opportunities that might interest you, and explore any training needed to develop your skills


Staying on track

We keep in touch to make sure everything is on track and you are enjoying your time volunteering with us. We celebrate your achievements and help you set new goals to aid continued development where this is desired

Your Support Buddy will walk you through each phase of the programme, and provide support throughout the process, they’ll also keep a record of your achievements, learnings and personal growth.

For more information about the Programme…