Volunteering in Essex
There is no question that volunteers provide a valuable (often essential) service but why do they do it? The reasons for volunteering are numerous: meeting new people; improving job and / or training prospects; helping their community; learning new skills; keeping fit and active; opening doors for personal training and development; and providing a sense of achievement are just a few.
There are volunteering opportunities to suit people of all ages and all backgrounds with varying degrees of commitment such as retail, gardening and environmental work, healthcare, working with the young, the elderly or disabled, driving and many more.
Make a Difference Day is the UK's biggest day of volunteering. Last year was a huge success with 120,000 people throughout the UK taking part in community projects but it is important to remember that volunteering opportunities exist all year round.
If you are an organisation looking for volunteers or are an individual who would like to tell of your experience of volunteering, or you would like to volunteer and don’t know where to start, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Volunteering Links..................................click here
British Red Cross
Fair Havens & Little Havens
South East Essex Conservation Volunteers (SEECV)
Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)
Southend Park Watch