City : Volunteering Avenue : Different Ways to Volunteer
Here are just some of the sectors that you could get involved in by volunteering:
- Animal Work
- Online Volunteering
- Community Welfare
- Conservation and Environment
- Youth Work
- Disaster Support
You can always volunteer no matter how little free time you have.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!