Sometimes people are unsure about what volunteering might involve or whether it is suited to them, so we hope that this will help answer some of your questions.
"Through my volunteering work I was keen to help make a difference in others lives. I had no idea it would actually make a difference to mine!"
Whatever your reasons, volunteering is a great way of meeting new people, building your confidence, improving your CV with new skills and really making a difference.
There is also plenty of evidence to suggest that volunteering helps improve your health, boost your career options and makes you happier!
“Having brought up my own children and been involved with young children for a number of years I am never happier than when I am up to my eyes in playdoh, sand, glue etc. The Children’s Centre gave me the perfect opportunity to do what I enjoy the most. Children are our future, so by being a part of the centre allows me to also to help the future outcomes of these families. I enjoy the company of young children and their parents and one of the things I hope I do is reassure parents that they are doing a great job. As a volunteer I have the opportunity to increase my skills level through various training courses offered, however feel no pressure if you are unable to participate. I fit my volunteering in around my other commitments and can do as much or as little as my free time allows. I enjoy the feeling that by engaging in my community I am making a positive contribution. Everyone at the Children’s Centre makes me feel a valued team member“.
All our Volunteering roles have a role description outlining the specific tasks, responsibilities and hours needed.
Anyone could be a good volunteer as we all have different experiences and skills to share, and we all have something we are good at! Volunteering is something that everyone can do.
We are looking for people who: