Let’s give you the inside track
Our expert staff will take time to assist people to find the right volunteering opportunities to suit their skills, personality and circumstances. We want everyone to have a rewarding, enjoyable experience of volunteering, so we will ensure that we find out what makes you tick.
So why not find out more, or contact us to get started!
Benefits to the Community
Getting the volunteering habit early encourages lifelong volunteering, and broadens people’s horizons, helping to develop the skills and qualities which will benefit your local community.
Volunteering has no barriers. It can benefit all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities. It develops the individual, strengthens the community and enhances society as a whole. We believe that it is essential that everybody has the opportunity to engage in such an important and worthwhile activity.
People participate in volunteering for a variety of reasons. They:
- gain confidence and self esteem
- gain practical experience
- meet new people
- gain new skills or build on existing ones
- enhance a C.V.
- look at a career change
- use their time productively and profitably
The rewards of volunteering are immense. It can assist people in a variety of ways, bringing about personal benefits, which in effect, will see the volunteer flourish in their day-to-day self-development.
Benefits to the individual
There are many reasons why people choose to do voluntary work, each of them as valid as the next. It may be because you have time on your hands, you want to do something worthwhile, or have a particular skill you want to use to benefit others. You may want to build your confidence or gain or brush up on existing skills to improve your job prospects. The most important reason for volunteering is because you want to.
How Do I Volunteer?
A successful voluntary placement can be achieved if you are clear about your own needs and what you hope to get out of voluntary work. Think about the ways in which you can best contribute.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- what are your particular skills and interests?
- what do you really enjoy doing?
- do you prefer working on a one-to-one or group basis?
- do you enjoy doing things you can do easily or would you prefer the challenge of something new?
So what do you do now?
The next step is to find out which organisations and what opportunities are available to you. You could:
- Ring us for a friendly chat (01446 741706) or call into one of our outreach venues
- Call into our office based at the Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry, CF62 9DA
- View the hundreds of volunteering opportunities that are available on the Volunteering Wales Website www.volunteering-wales.net
Interested in volunteering? Leave your name and contact details and we will be in touch.