FAQs: Volunteering for Changing Lives
Volunteering is a great way to make friends and to build your confidence. You can also develop new skills and experience to help you in your search for work, if you’re currently unemployed.
Volunteers are vital to Changing Lives and the people who use our services. These altruistic individuals provide vital people-power to get work done – by volunteering at our charity shops, performing essential admin functions, or rolling up their sleeves to paint, garden and more.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life – they may be individuals or volunteering as a group through their employer. But one thing they all have in common is a commitment to social equality and the strong desire to help people build a better future. That’s why we value our volunteers so highly. We couldn’t change lives without them! And we make sure they know how much they’re valued through an annual celebration of their contribution.
We also try to make sure our volunteers get something out of the experience too, with meaningful roles, fantastic work experience and friendly staff to work alongside. Our aim is to offer quality volunteer opportunities that complement our work and to make sure you are matched with the best opportunities.
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I have volunteered since I was 16 and enjoyed contributing to the community for decades now. If you have never volunteered try it, and trust me, you’ll love it!
Sead, Volunteering Manager