Volunteering

This means doing something for others. It means going out in your local area and finding somewhere or someone to help, without getting paid. This might seem scary to start with but once you start it will also be fun. Volunteering is a great way to gain new life skills and can be a really good addition to your CV.


Examples


Young Leaders

Join the Young Leaders with the Scouts and help out at the local Scout Huts in the Beavers, Cubs and Scout sections (Scouts tend to be reserved for those who are older so that there is a noticeable age difference).

You will be expected to help run activities, run your own nights and keep a safe environment.


Local Clubs

Know somewhere nearby where you could run a club? Got a favourite hobby you want to teach? Great!

Ask if you can volunteer to run a local club at a school, library or other location and use this towards your Volunteering!


Charities

Help out by volunteering at a charity shop.

Help organise events, take donations and do some Spring Cleaning.

For more details, pop into your local charity shop or go online. Some examples of charities include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s,British Red Cross and The British Heart Foundation. You can also Find Charity Shops around you.


 For more ideas check out the section ideas pdf