Thinking About Volunteering? First Read Our Guide on the Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with your community and help others.

Whatever your age, experience or background, there are volunteering opportunities available that will enable you to make a difference to the lives of people in your local area and enjoy the benefits of personal development at the same time.

Many people can feel a sense of hesitation about volunteering – often worrying if they have enough experience or are able to commit enough time to make a real difference.

But this sense of hesitation is almost always misplaced.

Even helping out in a small way can make massive differences to your local community, and you’d be surprised at the skills you already possess that can make a difference to other people’s lives.

We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the benefits of volunteering, the types of opportunities open to you, and where you can find volunteering placements in your local area.