Volunteering is the perfect way to give help to those that need it, and work towards a good cause. It’s also something that you’ll feel great for doing. Plus, volunteering is one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends.
But it can be difficult to know where to start if you’ve never volunteered before. Here are some of the best places to go if you’re looking for a voluntary position.
1: Thanet Volunteer Bureau
The Thanet Volunteer Bureau hosts drop in sessions, where you can register your interest in volunteering, and tell them what sort of position you’re after.
They’ll make sure they find you a position doing something you care about, and that fits easily around your other commitments.
2: Ashford Volunteer Centre
This volunteer centre is focused around finding you a position that helps you boost your CV, and increase your employability skills.
They’ll put you in touch with organisations nearby, that you’re a good match for, and they often provide training for certain roles as well.
IMAGO is an organisation dedicated to making a difference. They help people and organisations all over the county find volunteer opportunities.
They welcome people of all age, and want you to enjoy and get something out of your volunteering experience.
4: Canterbury and Herne Bay Volunteer Centre
Another welcoming volunteer centre that helps you find opportunities that are best suited to you and your lifestyle. They have opportunities across Canterbury and Herne Bay.
Their aim is to help you keep active and boost your CV if you’re unemployed. You can even use them as reference for any future job applications you make.
5: Swale Community and Voluntary Services
If you want to make a difference locally in Swale, this is the place to go. They aim to strengthen local charities, at the same time as providing opportunities to those of all ages who want to do some good.