What’s in it for me?
Volunteering is a two-way thing – you give some of your time and energy and in return you should be getting something out of it. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, you are more likely to enjoy yourself if you know what you want to achieve.
What have I got to offer?
Everyone has got skills to offer even though you may not realise it. As a new volunteer some of the important things you can offer are your enthusiasm, a regular commitment of your time and energy and your desire to get involved and make a difference. It is also useful to think about what new skills you might want to learn.
It’s entirely up to you – whatever fits in your lifestyle. It may be just a few hours once a month or more regularly a few times a week. Voluntary work opportunities are available in the day, during the evenings or at weekends. You could give a regular commitment of your time or get involved in one off events and activities that happen just once a year.
How can Volunteering Kirklees help you to get started?
We can …
- Give you information on the wide variety of voluntary work available
- Give you details (names, addresses, phone numbers) of organisations looking for volunteers and explain more about their work
- Help you decide on the kind of voluntary work you may want to try
- Outline what you should expect as a volunteer / what is expected of you