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13th Mar 2020

Easy ways to volunteer and how to get involved

Are you eager to give some of your valuable time to those in need of it? Whether it’s for other people, for animals or for our local environment, volunteering is a great thing to do both for our community and for yourself. Here you’ll find information on what websites to use to find volunteering roles near you and information on what things you need to consider when finding a volunteering opportunity. Interested in finding a volunteer job in North Wales? If so this article will provide you with all the necessary details.

Easy ways to volunteers and how to get involved – Transcript

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr.Seuss

Take the first step

If you want to volunteer, then go for it! 90% of volunteers feel like they make a difference through volunteering.

One person can make a difference

Don’t be put off by thinking you won’t be able to instigate a change. One act of kindness can lead to an avalanche of good deeds.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

DID YOU KNOW? 4 in 10 Britons volunteer

Be a tiger about it

Don’t be put off by indecision – grab the first thing that comes along! If it turns out to not be the right fit for you then simply try something else.

Figure out how much time you can give

A whole day every week? An hour a week? One day a month? Volunteering should suit your schedule

In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Mahatma Gandhi

Set reasonable expectations

Don’t push yourself beyond limits you’re able of and comfortable with.

Search online for opportunities

Do-it.org

CharityJob

Volunteering matters

Reach volunteering

Widen your net

Local volunteering is always the most popular. In fact, 8 in 10 volunteers give time locally. However, if you want to do something life-changing then volunteering in a far-flung destination could be the choice for you.

Search here:

Goabroad.com

Gvi.co.uk/volunteer-abroad

Projectsabroad.co.uk

93% of volunteers enjoy their volunteering

Things that count as volunteering

  • Running a university society
  • Mentoring students
  • Driving an elderly neighbour to the shops
  • Helping a friend or a relative to do their chores
  • Coach a local sports team

What you should expect

  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Clear role outline
  • Proper training and support
  • Information on whether or not you will be insured during your voluntary work

Have fun

83% of recent volunteers met new people through volunteering

Produced by varcityliving.co.uk

REFERENCES:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/25/new-big-society-britons-volunteer-survey-reveals-benefit-mental-health-loneliness-antidote

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/images/documents/policy_and_research/volunteering/Volunteer-experience_Summary.pdf