Looking to gain some new skills? Interested in getting involved in your community? Want to meet new people? Volunteering can offer you all of this and so much more!
When people think about ‘volunteering’ they may associate it with giving up their time to help others; but volunteering isn’t just about the people you are helping, it’s about you too! What else can give you the opportunity to spend rewarding time doing something new and the opportunity to feel valued as part of team?
For many, volunteering is a way into employment, or a chance to try something new that may lead to career progression. A volunteer placement can be a way to:
- Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
- Enhance a CV
- Improve your employment prospects
- Make a positive difference to your local community
- Meet new people
- Have fun!
Volunteering can take many different forms. You could be helping at a local organisation that you feel passionate about, giving up some time to support a local event or helping to spruce up a community space. Opportunities might include a regular commitment or be a one-off.
Volunteering can be very flexible and depending on your interests, time and skills, there are hundreds of different roles available to you as a volunteer. To find out more visit Community Connections Richmond http://www.richmondcvs.org.uk/volunteering/start-volunteering and register or start searching for opportunities or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8843 7940.
For further information on Volunteering opportunities across Richmond and Kingston Council please visit https://www.afclocaloffer.org.uk/