The Volunteer Centre serves primarily to foster and develop volunteerism in the community as a whole as well as support small and medium sized voluntary organisation in their operation. In general it supports 4 main areas: the promotion of volunteerism, capacity building for effective local volunteering, provide leadership on issues relating to volunteerism, support networking between Voluntary Organisations (VOs) and connect people, and serve as a base from which small and medium VOs can operate.
The premises are the responsibility of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, and in addition to housing the offices of the MCVS, the Volunteer Centre supports Voluntary Organisations (VO). This is done by providing both space and facilities from which such organisations can operate. There are currently three Volunteer Centres in operation, one in the centre of the island (Valletta), one in the north (Rabat) and one in Xewkija (Gozo).