Why and how to volunteer

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There is an incredible range of volunteering opportunities in Nottingham. Whatever volunteering you choose you’re likely to meet new people, have new experiences and get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to make Nottingham a better place.

Visit Our Volunteer Centre

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. 

The centre is at NCVS, 7 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, NG1 3FB (opposite House of Fraser).

Feel free to pop in and speak to one of our advisors.

Can't make it in during those times?

You can call us on 0115 9348425 during the times above or email us on volunteercentre[at]nottinghamcvs.co[dot]uk at anytime.

*Please note the Volunteer Centre will be closed from Monday 24 October and reopen on Monday 31 October. In the mean time you can search for volunteer opportunities using the link to the Do-it website below.

Search on your own

If you would like to search for opportunities on your own you can use the www.do-it.org website. The Do-it website allows you to search for local volunteering opportunities of interest to you by putting in your postcode. You can also contact charities directly.

What can volunteering do for you?

Volunteering is great for your community and makes Nottingham a better place; but don’t forget the positive impact it has on you.

There are few true win-win situations. But volunteering is definitely one. Whether you want to improve your CV with new skills, meet new people or just feel good about yourself, we can match you with a volunteer opportunity that could change your life for the better.

Five reasons to volunteer

1. Build your confidence and make new friends

Volunteering is about sharing new experiences and learning with different people. You will learn new skills that can give you the confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life.

2. Improve your community

You are the perfect person to start making a difference to where you live. Volunteering creates a sense of community, improves your area and helps you appreciate your surroundings and neighbours.

3. Improve your health

Research shows that volunteering can improve your health and create a heightened sense of well-being.

4. Boost your career options

A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive found 73% of employers would employ a candidate with volunteering experience over one without.

Also, volunteering lets you try out different kinds of work, giving you hands-on experience of how different professions operate.

5. Have more fun!

And don’t forget that volunteering can be great fun. New people, new surroundings, new experiences all combine to create great times with new friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 20 October 2016