City : Volunteering Avenue : Different Ways to Volunteer

Volunteering Avenue

Sectors:

Here are just some of the sectors that you could get involved in by volunteering:

  • Retail
  • Animal Work
  • Education
  • Care
  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • Online Volunteering
  • Community Welfare
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Youth Work
  • Disaster Support
  • Time Commitment:

    You can always volunteer no matter how little free time you have. 

    Full-Time:

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    You can volunteer full-time close to where you live on a number of different projects. An increasingly popular option is to travel abroad and volunteer in other countries over a certain period of time.

     

    Part-Time:

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    Depending on your availability, you can undertake part-time voluntary work that can fit in alongside your work or studies. When you contact a volunteer organisation (there is a list of them on the Third Floor of the Building), let them know your availability so that get involved in a project that fits in with your available time.

    One off projects:

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    If you know that you won’t be able to commit to a project long-term then there are plenty of projects which only require a one-off commitment. You will sign up for the project and it will have a fixed duration. Once the project has been completed you can either return to your usual activities or hopefully find a new volunteering project to get involved with. This is particularly useful for anyone who is studying and wants to do something during their academic holidays.

    E-volunteering:

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    If you want to volunteer from home you can do that as well! E-volunteering means you can help from your home and in your own time. Projects are varied and include anything from social media to website help, proof-reading or translating. Try this website for further opportunities.

    Microvoluneering:

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    If you are busy or have commitments at home you can get involved in micro-volunteering. Help from Home gives information of loads of things that you can do at home or in your lunch break. This can include anything from knitting a square for a blanket to giving your unwanted goods to a cause or signing a petition. There are loads of ways that you can volunteer your free time between 1 minute and a couple of hours!

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