Reasons for Senior Citizens to Vounteer

Volunteering in your local community means that you get to socialise, make contact and meet new people on a regular basis. It can fill a void that is sometimes left after retiring, as well as giving structure to your week.

Your rights & responsibilities as a volunteer

Whilst volunteering can be the habit of a life-time, the opportunity is there at any age. For many it has provided the chance to try something completely new. Taking part in your community can lead to a better understanding of your own abilities, some you never even knew you had! […]

Tips for a wise volunteering choice

Whether you want to volunteer on a once off or on a regular basis, there is an organisation who likely needs your help.  If you already know what you’d like to do, you can contact us directly to check what opportunities are available. If you’re not sure what you’d like to […]

Family Volunteering

Family volunteering occurs when family members volunteer together in community service activities. They may come from different generations in combinations such as parent/child or grandparent/parent/child, or from same generation, such as adult partners, or brother/sister. Download or browse our Step by Step Guide to Family Volunteering to learn more.

Step By Step Guide to Volunteering

This step-by-step guide is the first in a series of guides offering advice to people who think they might like to volunteer but are unsure how to go about it. Please feel free to browse or download our Step by Step Guide for Volunteers

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is defined as the commitment of time and energy, for the benefit of the society and the community, the environment or individuals outside one’s immediate family. It is undertaken freely and by choice, without concern for financial gain. A volunteer is someone from the community who contributes to the […]

Reasons for young people to volunteer

Volunteering to help others has been shown to reduce stress, give you hope, and boost your self-esteem.

Why Volunteer?

The benefits of Volunteering are vast – from improved employability and skillset to an increased sense of mental health.

Questions to ask yourself before volunteering

Often, there are so many volunteer opportunities to choose; finding the right one is difficult. Here are some helpful hints for you to make the right choice for you.