Information for Volunteers

Why People Volunteer

Many people from all walks of life get involved in volunteering in a range of different organisations to which they support and believe in, here is a small selection of the reasons why:

To Make A Difference
Many people take up volunteering roles in areas they have a passion for, to help the cause and to make a difference. It also initiates the chance to give back to the community by offering your services to help make a difference to those who need it.

To Gain New Skills
For some people volunteering is a way to gain and enhance new skills, which can lead to their employment. Over 70% of employers from the leading companies say they would rather employ someone with volunteering experience. Volunteering will enhance your CV and make you appeal more to the employer’s eye which will help you when applying for jobs.

To Meet New People
For many volunteering is a chance to socially interact, to meet new people and make new friends and to get to know the local community in a way you couldn’t before. You can have some amazing experiences with people, all in different stages and paths of life.

To Build Confidence And To Feel Good
Many people who volunteer, do so to show their appreciation for the work that these organisations do either because they have been helped by an organisation or someone they know has, and by getting involved in volunteering they are able to do the same and use their experience to help others in similar circumstances.

Where Can I Volunteer?
There are many different platforms you can use to find a wide variety of volunteering roles. One of them being on our website. This website is extremely useful for those looking to volunteer as it will list all the volunteer opportunities within your area, in which you can then apply to the ones of your interest.

You can find roles from different organisations ranging between various hours and times to help find the role for you and what best fits with your schedule, some volunteer opportunities include: Volunteer food bank driver, Volunteer warehouse worker, Volunteer administrator, Volunteer receptionist, Volunteer trustee/ board member and Food pantry volunteer you can even volunteer from home.

Find an opportunity

Contact Us

You can contact Volunteer Centre East Riding and get help to find the right opportunity for you.  Give us a call to have a chat or arrange to come into the office

Phone – 01482 871 077

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