What Can I Do?

Volunteer Centres have details of hundreds of different local organisations, so no matter what your age, interests & the time you have to spare, there are ways in which you can help and groups you can join – for example:

  • Offer support to other people e.g. young, elderly, homeless, victims of crime
  • Support people who have mental ill health
  • Befriend people who have learning disabilities or physical disabilities
  • Become a sports coach, or help a local sports club in a variety of ways
  • Help organisations with your office & computer skills
  • Fundraise for a group, or help them with advertising
  • Offer advice, information & support in a variety of situations
  • Help out practically with driving, gardening, DIY or conservation volunteering
  • Join the volunteers at a local hospital or hospice
  • Help run a local charity by becoming a trustee
  • Consider being a school governor, a magistrate or special police constable

Where training is necessary, this will be arranged by the organisation you join, so don’t worry if you haven’t got all the skills you need right now.