Get Involved

Volunteering in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is committed to helping people to actively participate in their communities.

Interested in volunteering? Looking to learn some new skills and develop your experience? Want to give back to the local community?

Check out our opportunities on our Volunteering Pages

Community Managed Libraries

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Leicestershire County Council has supported over 30 libraries to be taken over and run by local community groups. You can find out more about our Community Managed Libraries programme on our Community Managed Library Home Page.

Enabling Social Action

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The Enabling Social Action (ESA) programme is a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. The programme involves collaborating with local authorities to support them to design and deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations.

As part of the ESA programme, a Regional Champion Network has been established with champions from local authorities in the North, East, South and West.

A regional event for the East region was held in March 2020, jointly hosted by Leicestershire County Council and Voluntary Action Leicestershire.

Youth Voice

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Youth Voice is the County Council's website for young people. It also facilitates Leicestershire's Youth Parliament.

Communities Network

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The Communities Network (operated by the Communities Team at Leicestershire County Council) provides an online forum for residents and communities in Leicestershire to talk to each other about initiatives, projects, and activities, which demonstrate positive social action.

The Network is also a way of sharing opportunities to get involved in local projects, and will also help us to develop inspiring case studies to share with people who have an interest in community action.

You can find out more about the Communities Network by visiting the Communities Network Home Page.

Community Roadshows

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Community groups and residents are invited to come along to find out more about the groups and activities on offer in a specific area.

You can also find out more about how you can get involved on the Community Roadshows Page.


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Co-Production is all about bringing people, ideas, knowledge and experience together to design and deliver care and support services which achieve the best possible results.

You can find out more about Leicestershire County Council's approach to Co-Production by visiting the Engagement, Involvement and Co-Production Home Page.

Have Your Say

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The views and opinions of our residents and communities are very important to us.

You can find out more about current (and previous) Leicestershire County Council consultation exercises by visiting the Have Your Say Page.

Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning

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To find out more about what a Neighbourhood Plan is and how it can help your community plan for the future, you can visit the Neighbourhood Planning Network Home Page.

You can also contact your local Parish Council to see if there is already a Neighbourhood Planning Group in your area. If your area doesn't currently have a Neighbourhood Plan, not you can help to get one started.

For support, advice and guidance about developing a Neighbourhood Plan, visit the Useful Information on Neighbourhood Planning Page or email:

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