People from Southmead in Bristol share their experiences of the BBC Outreach scheme.

BBC Outreach & Corporate Responsibility brings the BBC closer to its audiences. Through face-to-face activity, community support and staff volunteering we connect with those audiences that have traditionally been harder to reach. We manage a national volunteering scheme in partnership with charities across the UK.

Outreach Volunteering is part of the BBC's Employer supported volunteering offer, in order to participate in Volunteering opportunities you will need your line managers approval. Full details can be found within the Employer supported volunteering guidance. The guidance sits within the BBC's FOI website and can be downloaded here.

Find out more about audience engagement 

Explore the work we do, how you can get involved and learn how audience-focused volunteering inspires and enriches output and campaigns. Volunteering can work for you and your programmes.

Come back soon to see Outreach audience engagement in action.

How to get involved

If you'd like to become a volunteer you will need to register on BBC Careers hub. You can then add your preferences to your profile which will start to identify suitable opportunities. In addition, you can register on our mailing list for first notifications on all the latest Volunteering and Audience engagement opportunities.

Sign up to the BBC Outreach Volunteering Newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest news and volunteering opportunities- Just click here.

Read our Outreach blog which showcases the experiences of previous and current volunteers. Find out about how their placements benefitted them perosnally and their work.

If you would like to speak to one of our team to find out more or have any questions, please read our FAQs for contact details and answers. We'd love to hear from you!

You can also send us an email at bbcvolunteering@bbc.co.uk with your question and we’ll respond asap.

To speak to a member of the volunteering team directly, get in touch with your local Outreach contact:

Birmingham, London, Salford and the BBC Nations: Sarah Drummond

Bristol: Jo Sunderland

Newcastle: Helen Amess