Our humble beginnings

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, previously known as Northampton Volunteering Centre began in 1990 as Northampton Volunteer Bureau.

Over the years we have grown significantly not only by the size of our team but also in the services that we offer.

In 1990 Northampton Volunteer Bureau was set up to help match people with suitable volunteering opportunities and likewise help charities to find volunteers. Our humble beginnings started a little way down the road at 21 St Giles Street with our official opening with the Mayor in February 1990.

We have since moved offices to accommodate our growing success and built 15 St Giles Street in 2002 which is now home to our community schemes and central office to deliver services for volunteers, the voluntary and community sector throughout Northamptonshire and much more.