Volunteering

What can volunteering do for you?
It can let you:

  • meet new people
  • boost your confidence
  • gain work experience
  • learn new skills
  • help your community


Who can volunteer?
Volunteers are welcomed from all sections of the community, to support all sections of the community – in fact – anyone at all can volunteer!

Do you have some free time? Do you want to get more involved?

People like you are needed to help other people in your community.

What could I do?
You can choose from many different kinds of work and you can do as much or as little as you like. Some examples of volunteering are:

  • Befriending – could be giving some company on a regular basis to someone who is isolated or someone with a learning difficulty
  • Driving – this could involve taking older people to day care centres or lunch clubs; driving disabled people; driving people to visit relatives in hospital
  • Children & Young People – helping out at a playgroup or youth club
  • Adult Education – assisting others with basic reading, writing and arithmetic
  • Older People – helping at a day care centre, befriending, reminiscence work, assisting with special activities and social events
  • And much, much more – including gardening, simple DIY, office work, fund raising, IT, sport, advice and counselling


How do I start?
Volunteer Centre Fife is here to help you decide what kind of volunteer opportunity would suit you best.

It offers:

  • Advice on a wide range of volunteering opportunities
  • Details of volunteer-engaging organisations
  • Help with practical issues like how to get started, travel expenses, insurance
  • Information on the benefits of volunteering to you and your community


Further information is available from your local Volunteer Centre Fife office.

Young people can find out about volunteering opportunities on the Project Scotland website (takes you to an external site).

If you are interested in volunteering you might want to consider becoming a member of the Children's Panel or volunteering in Social Services.

 


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