Volunteering covers most of the activities you can think of.
From washing up to specialist technical work.
You do not have to do anything you do not want to.
- Look at a range of posts. You can pick the ones that suit you most
- You choose how much time you want to commit.
- You can say no. Charities understand that your work or family must come first
- You can pick how far you want to travel
- You are in control.
Volunteers are older people.
- We have volunteers as young as 16.
Volunteering is unpaid labour.
- Yes, it is unpaid. But it is the way charities ensure as much of the funds donated go to help their cause.
It needs a lot of your time.
- You choose how many hours you give
I will end up doing something boring.
- You can say no. Most charities try to match volunteers' skills to activities.
It is a one-way street, I give, someone else gains.
- You really need to talk to our volunteers! There are so many rewards. From feeling the emotional benefit to reducing depression. There are a whole range of other health benefits.
Why not visit the Southend Volunteer Hub page? We run volunteering services across Southend. We help people find roles in their local community.