Volunteering

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

For information on local volunteering opportunities available please contact:

  • involve - our local volunteer centre
  • Do It - a national volunteering website
  • Berkshire Youth - specializing in volunteering for 16-25 year olds

Recruiting volunteers

If you are a voluntary, community group or charity looking to recruit volunteers you can contact involve for information, help and guidance:

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