Wherever you live and whatever your skills and interests, there are ways that you can give your time as a volunteer.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is important to many people because of the benefits it brings to their lives and the satisfaction they get out of helping others.

The best reason to volunteer is because you strongly believe in something and want to make difference to other people and yourself.

How can it benefit me?

Volunteering brings many benefits to you as well as others, which include:
  • meeting people and having fun
  • making new friends
  • updating your skills and experience to help find employment
  • feeling valued, and
  • making a positive difference to your local area.

There are also a number of vacancies with public bodies; click here for public appointments in a wide range of public bodies, here for NHS related vacancies and here for a wider range of community volunteering opportunities.