Volunteering to stay active

What does it do?

Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding, a valuable way of gaining work experience, and can allow you to give something back to your community.

As a volunteer you will be giving your time to help others and you will also increase your own confidence whilst gaining a sense of satisfaction and achievement. It's a great way to make new friends and can help you to gain new skills and increase your future job prospects.

There are many ways to volunteer depending on how much time you can spare. Volunteering can be a one-off project-specific role or a more regular commitment.

You might want to join a local ‘Mutual Aid Group’ ready to help people in your neighbourhood with small tasks, or work with a local or national charity.

Many charities will promote their own opportunities on their website, or you can try the following links.