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Would you like to volunteer?

Over 42,000 volunteer hours were given by SCVS and Volunteer Centre volunteers last year, inspirational people making a difference in their communities.

"Volunteering was my first baby step back, it was a safe way to test the water and helped me re-establish my place in society. All the reasons that made me start volunteering are mostly no longer applicable, now I choose to continue purely for the fulfilment and enjoyment it provides and to meet people I now consider my friends."

– Jo Walmsley-Moore, Volunteer

 
 

Overview

How to Volunteer?

So What do I do next?

Come in and See Us!

The first step towards volunteering is ideally an informal, confidential, one-to-one chat with one of our experienced Volunteer Centre team. This can be face-to-face or over the telephone if preferred. This provides a chance to discuss the diverse volunteering opportunities available, find out more about you so we can ensure you are matched with the right placement and explain the process following the meeting.

We normally hold interviews on a Thursday during office hours. However, if these times are not suitable, we will do our best to ensure we can accommodate you at a mutually convenient time.

Alternatively, all our current volunteering opportunities are uploaded to the national volunteering website, www.do-it.org.uk, and this will enable you to register for a specific opportunity. We have included this handy widget opposite to allow you to search without leaving our website.

Do-it also has an app for android devices which can be downloaded through the Google Play store.

To make an appointment or to discuss the prospect of volunteering further, please contact Julia Watling on 01795 473828 or email Julia.watling@swalecvs.co.uk

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is giving your time freely to benefit others for no financial reward. It can be a wonderful, rewarding experience – a chance to meet new people, add structure to your life and gain new skills.

The benefits

It is important to think about why you are volunteering and what you would like to achieve. The many benefits include;

  • Increase confidence and self esteem
  • Gain new skills and experience
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Meet new people
  • Enhance your CV
  • Gain a reference for employment
  • Provide a structure to your life

Swale CVS
Central House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NU


Registered Charity Number 277523

Volunteer centre NAVCA Quality Award