08 August 2017Volunteering opportunities and how to find a role for you

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There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group. It's also a perfect way to integrate into a new community if moving somewhere new.

Anyone can volunteer. It can be very rewarding and is a great way to:

  • meet new people
  • gain new or use existing skills
  • get experience
  • make a big difference to your community

How can I get involved?

There are several organisations that can help you find a way to volunteer that suits you.

Do-it is a database of UK volunteering opportunities. You can search more than a million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and then apply online.

You can also contact Volunteering EnglandVolunteer ScotlandVolunteering WalesJersey CharitiesGuernsey Charities or Volunteering Matters to find opportunities in your area.

Join-in runs volunteering projects as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Contact them to find out about how to get involved with local sporting and community projects.

Young people

Young people can also volunteer either at school or in their own time. If you’re aged 16 or 17 you can take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS).

Source: GOV.UK - Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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