How To Get Involved In Volunteering

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Are you thinking about volunteering this year? There are many great projects that you can get involved with and we have put together some ideas to help inspire you to get involved.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to help out projects and organisations that give back to people and communities. On top of that you will be learning a lot of skills that will be transferable to other situations and gaining experience that could help you get into certain industries and jobs.

There are so many different volunteering opportunities that it is up to you to find a project or organisation that means something to you. There might be a project in your community that will benefit the area you live in. There might be larger organisations that are working overseas helping those in need. Volunteering can help to make a difference on a global scale so is worth thinking about.

How Do I Volunteer?

There are many ways that you can get involved in volunteering. For example, many organisations highlight volunteering opportunities on their websites, this will give you an overview of what is available and you can see how your time will benefit the programme.

If it is not a certain organisation that you are looking to work with and looking to find local volunteering opportunities then you might want to check out the site Do-it this is a great site that allows you to find a field that you are interested in and then look to find opportunities that are near to you.

Anyone can volunteer, it is about finding what you want to be involved in, organising time and using it productively.

What Are The Benefits Of Volunteering?

The benefits of volunteering are numerous. There are the benefits that your work will go into helping a project reach completion which in turn will benefit people in the surrounding area. If you are volunteering at a centre such as a soup kitchen or a hospital you will be directly helping those in need and hopefully helping them to get back on their feet.

There are also the personal benefits that come through volunteering. You will be gaining numerous skills that are transferable. Learning how to work with people, working on project management and gaining experience in your chosen field will help looking for a job. Overall volunteering gives an amazing feeling of worth and can be quite humbling.


Volunteering is open to anyone, all you need to get involved is an interest and passion to help others. There are benefits that you will receive that aren't readily available in other lines of work.

Being organised is the one factor that stops more people from getting involved in volunteering. Think about the amount of time you sit in front of the tv or the weekends when you complain that you are board, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and meet new people all you need is to plan that time.

Any thoughts or comments on volunteering would be greatly appreciated, if you have volunteered or are thinking of getting involved with a project let us know below.


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2013 (#)

I have volunteered rarely having one excuse or another. But when I did, I got satisfaction unmatched. An inspiring share - siva

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