Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is giving your time or skills without getting paid for it in any way. Volunteering is giving something back, caring about your community and taking part in something to make a difference. It is not always called ‘volunteering’, it could be called ‘helping out’ or being ‘neighbourly’.
There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer:
to gain skills/experience to change careers or get a job
to support an issue that you or a member of your family have been affected by
to gain confidence in returning to the workplace
to improve confidence or self-esteem
to give something back to your community
Volunteering with us
There are opportunities to volunteer with us in the following areas:
There may be other council wide volunteering opportunities available. Please contact Customer Services for more information.
Other ways to get involved
You could also consider:
inviting your neighbour in for a cup of tea or offering to do their shopping
helping your local community centre renovate their garden
offering your business expertise to develop schemes such as Young Enterprise
donating your professional time to support a local charity
fundraising for a local project or organisation
If you want to volunteer but are not sure what you are looking for there are lots of different opportunities available across the area. There are hundreds of charities and community groups that are always looking for volunteers and helpers, to search these opportunities please contact Involve.
If you are a voluntary, community group or charity looking to recruit volunteers you can contact involve for information, help and guidance: