Employment, Education and Volunteering


Job Centre Plus

If you are looking for paid work, Job Centre Plus has trained staff that are able to help you find employment that is right for you. They can help you search for local jobs, provide help and advice on looking for a job, benefits information and advice, and give benefits estimates.

For more information, visit the Job Centre Plus website.

The National Careers Service

There are lots of ways to look for a new job. The National Careers Service describes some of them on their website. Choose the ones that suit you best.

For more information, visit the National Careers Service website



As well as doing something positive for yourself and your community, volunteering can help you:

  • improve your self confidence
  • gain new skills and experiences
  • benefit from training opportunities
  • gain references for future employers
  • improve your employment prospects
  • make new friends

If you do decide to volunteer, make sure that you do it safely. For helpful advice on reducing risk while volunteering visit the KnowHow website.

To see which groups and activities have volunteering opportunities search our Community Directory. Remember, the Community Directory is open to any organisation and their inclusion does not reflect any endorsement by Doncaster Council.

You can also find volunteering opportunities on the Do it - volunteering made easy website.

Education and Training

Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that’s not part of higher education (that is, not taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree).Courses range from basic English and maths to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs).

GOV.UK has information around further education and funding and can help you to find a course. You can use webchat to speak to an advisor. Alternatively you can contact them by telephone on 0800 100 900

Doncaster College

Doncaster College and University Centre is a large provider of further education in South Yorkshire. It is also one of the largest providers of higher education in this region.  Their main Hub campus offers a wide range of further education courses, both vocational and academic, apprenticeships and progression routes into Higher Education.

Schools and Learning 

Please visit the Doncaster Council Family Information Service website to see detailed information concerning infant, primary and secondary schools in your area. This page also covers information on Adult, Family and Community Learning, Volunteering and higher education.