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Just a small amount of your time can make a big difference to an organisation or person that needs your help

 

 

What is volunteering? 

Volunteering is you, giving your time and energy for free to help an organisation, cause or person. It’s the opportunity to use your skills, experience and passion to help others and make a positive impact on your environment. 

 

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer! There are many different roles and types of volunteering. What suits you will depend on your age, experience, skills, interests and availability. There are fewer opportunities for young people under 16 but we can help you find them. 

 

Why should I volunteer?

There are so many reasons… 

  • Help others and make a positive contribution to the local community
  • Have fun
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Develop existing skills
  • Learn new skills
  • Put your spare time to good use
  • Support a cause you care about
  • Gain valuable experience to add to your CV and get up-to-date references
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve your mental health and wellbeing

 

“No matter how great or small the time that you can set aside to volunteer, you really do make a huge difference to people’s lives in the community. I have met some delightful people since I have been part of the Dial 2 Drive Team.”

 

What can I do?

Well, almost anything. The range of volunteering opportunities is huge, from more traditional roles to quirky one-off opportunities, to the downright whacky. 

You can volunteer either as part of a team working on a project or with individuals on a one-to-one basis.

You could try:

  • Befriending
  • Conservation
  • Admin or business role
  • IT/ social media support 
  • Driving
  • Mentoring
  • Health and social care
  • Heritage and culture
  • Management and fundraising
  • Retail
  • Sport