Blyth Valley Volunteering

Each year millions of people volunteer in their community giving their time and energy to benefit others.

You can make a difference!

Volunteering is something that anyone can do what ever your interests, wherever you live, whether you have a lot of time or just a little to give.

If you want to make friends, give something back, start something new or gain a new skill volunteering can help.

Whether you are young or old, male or female, employed or unemployed, disabled or able bodied, no matter what, you can volunteer.

Then kind of voluntary opportunities you can get involved in are:

  • Administration
  • Advice giving
  • Animals
  • Befriending
  • Health
  • Caring for others
  • Children
  • Counselling
  • Community work
  • Driving
  • Environmental
  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Mentoring
  • Retail
  • Sports and Outdoor Activities 
  • Teaching and training
  • Youth Work
  • As well as many others

The benefits of volunteering to you:

  • The chance to try something new and learn new skills
  • The satisfaction of knowing youíve given something back to the community
  • A chance to meet new friends
  • A chance to challenge yourself and build confidence
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and work experience to enhance your CV
  • Show future employers youíve got drive, enthusiasm and can work on own initiative 
  • An up to date reference
  • Have fun!!!

 Some things to consider

  • How much time can I spare
  • If Iím unemployed, do I have to sign on at certain time and spend time job seeking
  • Think about why you want to volunteer
  • Do I need to arrange care for my dependants
  • Donít over commit yourself  
  • Donít do anything that will make you uncomfortable
  • Donít breach confidentiality

The Volunteer Service is administered from Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service in Ashington and they can be contacted by telephoning
01670 858688                

Volunteering opportunities are also available on the do it website :

                                    www.do-it.org.uk