About Community Service Volunteering in London
Many people associate volunteering with distributing food at the shelters and food banks. Volunteering, however, is much more than just helping people who have found themselves on the street or financial difficulties. Charity and voluntary organisations are specialised in a wide range of services to the community including support to seniors and their caregivers, work with disadvantaged children, promoting arts, conserving the environment and much, much more. Volunteer roles range from working with people to taking care of administrative chores and organising fund raising events.
Making a Difference
Everyone can become a volunteer and make a difference, even children and seniors. And if you think that you are too busy to be able to help those in need, you are wrong. An hour or two per week can make a big difference in other people’s lives and help your community become stronger. By helping one person from your local community, you are not only helping that one individual but the community as a whole.
If you do not have any experience with volunteering, getting involved may not be easy. Where to volunteer? What volunteer role suits you best? How will volunteering fit into your schedule? What if you will not feel comfortable with your volunteer role? These are only a few of many questions that probably run through your mind. It is how many people feel before they finally decide to join the many London volunteers who are making this city a better place every day. We have therefore decided to create this website and hopefully, answer any questions you may have about volunteering.
We will take a closer look at:
How you can benefit from volunteering. Obviously, volunteering is about helping others but there are a number of ways you can benefit yourself while lending a helping hand to those in need such as helping pensioners with technology such as library miniprinter lending and marketing your organisation through leaflet delivery or poster advertising.
How to encourage your kids to volunteer. The earlier they start with, the sooner they will realise the importance of volunteering and that an individual can make a big difference.
How to become a community service volunteer. There are several things you should know about volunteering before you join a charity or voluntary organisation. We will guide you in the selection of both the right organisation and the right volunteer role for you.
Where to volunteer. We will show you how to find a charity or volunteer organisation and give you a few suggestions on where to volunteer in London.
Answer some of the most frequently asked questions about volunteering. Although volunteer roles are non-obligatory and you are free to leave whenever you want, volunteering is also a commitment. It is therefore of key importance to know what to expect and how to prepare. After all, to help others, you must help yourself first.