Volunteering and supported internships

Find out about volunteering and supported internships in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, develop new skills  and give back to your community.

Supported internships are for students with an EHC plan who want to get a job and need extra support. You get work experience, training and study for qualifications or other courses to help you get ready to take up a job.

Where can I find a volunteering role, or a supported internship?


Albion in the Community

Volunteering opportunities in Sussex

Amazing Futures

Volunteer with Amaze’s peer support project for young people in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex

Brighton & Hove Libraries

Volunteering opportunities with libraries in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove Community Works

Providing help and information about volunteering in Brighton & Hove, Adur and Worthing

Community Base – Volunteer Search

Free service listing volunteer opportunities in Brighton and Hove.


Find volunteering opportunities near you

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)

Programme of voluntary activities available to everyone between the ages of 14 and 25.

The Hangleton & Knoll Project

Volunteering project for young people in Hangleton & Knoll

East Sussex libraries

Volunteering opportunities with libraries in East Sussex.

Whitehawk Inn Brighton (BHT)

Volunteering opportunities in Brighton & Hove


Volunteer as a trustee for a charity if you have three or more years of professional experience.

Volunteering Matters

Find volunteer opportunities near you.

Supported internships

Plumpton College

One year study programme with the core aim being to find paid, sustainable work for young adults with SEND.

GB MET (Greater Brighton Metropolitan College)

One year programme suitable for any young person 18+ with an EHCP, who wishes to move towards paid employment.

East Sussex College

Many college courses have not been confirmed so please contact the college to discuss their current offer

East Sussex College – Project Search

Supported employment initiative for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Team Domenica

A one-year supported internship programme based mostly in the workplace of a partnered employer. Through our accredited Centre with Open Awards, candidates receive a Level 1 certificate in ‘Skills in further learning and employment’.

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