There are hundreds of different volunteering opportunities out there and we can help you find the right one and provide ongoing advice and support if you want it. Volunteering benefits the individual undertaking it as much as those who are being helped so do 'Get Involved'!!
Volunteering is varied and diverse and opportunities range from dog walking , mentoring young offenders, caring for the elderly, playgroups, adventure camps, charity shops - the list is endless and there is something for everyone.
You are more than welcome to visit the centre, browse the available literature and have an informal chat with the volunteering co-ordinator (click here for our contact page).
Volunteering can create life-changing experiences, build confidence, enhance employment prospects and be of benefit to your health and wellbeing.
We also help organisations, voluntary, community and statutory, to find volunteers, so if you’re looking for volunteers for your organisation or group, we can help match your needs with the right volunteer. We can also help you to develop volunteering policies, so as to ensure 'Best Practice' in working with volunteers. So, please keep us up to date with your requirements and contact us if you need any information or support. We are here to help. Tel: 01386 40165, or E-mail our volunteering co-ordinator:
As a member of Worcestershire Volunteering Hub, we are able to signpost volunteers to opportunities throughout the county, co-ordinate the way we all work and ensure that delivery of volunteering services are accessible in all areas of the county to anyone who wishes to volunteer. So no matter where you live or work, there's a Volunteer Centre nearby who is willing to help and guide you into volunteering! See the Volunteering Hub page if you would like to contact another Volunteer Centre in Worcestershire.
Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
What is volunteering?
Volunteering is about giving some of your time to help others in the community.
Anyone & everyone can volunteer; we all have something to offer. So whether you’re male or female, in work or unemployed, whatever your situation you’ll be welcomed. Whilst we welcome volunteers of all ages, it can sometimes be difficult to find a diverse range of placements for young people under 16yrs of age - but we will try our best. Also some organisations do have upper age limits but again, we will endeavour to find suitable placements 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 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 will not affect any benefits you may be receiving.
What are the benefits to me?
Develop new skills, feel valued, meet new people, improve your existing skills - to name just a few!!!!
If you’re interested and want to find out more then do get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator on Tel: 01386 40165 - or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org