FAQs

What is volunteering?Questions answered. Picture of a question mark in blues and greens
Volunteering is about giving some of your time to help others in the community. (It is offered freely and willingly and you should never be coerced into it.)

Who Volunteers?

Anyone & everyone can volunteer. We all have something to offer. Whether you’re male or female, in work or unemployed, you’ll be welcomed whatever your situation. Whilst we welcome volunteers of all ages, it can sometimes be difficult to find a diverse range of placements for young people under 16 years of age – but we will try our best. Some organisations do have upper age limits but again, we will try our best to find a suitable placement for everyone who comes to us. We also work with organisations to encourage them to have a diverse age range of volunteers as that can bring really positive rewards for an organisation.

How much time must I give?

You can give as much or as little time as you like – it can be for 2 hours per month or 40 hours per week – the choice is yours.

What will it cost me?

We aim to ensure that all voluntary organisations make provisions to cover the out of pocket expenses of their volunteers. This does not affect any benefits you may be receiving.

What do I get out of it?
Each person is different. You might make new friends, gain more confidence, new skills, more self esteem, work experience, something useful to add to your CV, life skills. The organisation where you volunteer will usually give you a reference, too, when you leave.

Watch 5 videos on YouTube where people tell their own stories of volunteering

If you’re interested and want to find out more, get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator on 01386 40165 or email us

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