What is volunteering?

A volunteer is someone who freely undertakes to commit time and energy for the benefit of others. Volunteers add value to the work of many organisations and charities and can include formal activity undertaken through public and voluntary organisations, as well as informal community participation.

There are many reasons why people volunteer. For some, volunteering can be a route to employment or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits such as meeting new people, making new friends and getting to know the local community.

Many people volunteer because they want to give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly, or they have a desire to make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering with local charities’ or supporting organisations.

How to get involved?

Whatever your reasons are for volunteering, why not contact Volunteer Centre Thurrock today and find a volunteering role that can suit your own needs and lifestyle.