Volunteer Resource Information Centre

Find your perfect place in the world of volunteerism!

Giva wholeheartedly believes in the power of one person's ability to affect change in the world, let alone one other person's life, just by being willing to take that first step in offering their time, skills, talents, etc., to help others. In that spirit, we have created this Volunteer Resource Information Centre to assist people in finding their perfect place in the world of volunteerism!

Volunteering (v): an unpaid activity in which a person offers his/her time to help a not-for-profit organisation or an unrelated individual

Tips For Getting Started

Ask yourself...

  • What am I passionate about?
  • What are the skills and talents I can offer?
  • How can my skills and talents help a community organisation?
  • What population(s) do I enjoy most or would like to explore?
  • Would I rather work independently or with others?
  • How much time and responsibility am I ready to commit?
 

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Learn or develop new skills
  • Be part of the community
  • Motivation and sense of achievement
  • Boost your career options
  • New interests/hobbies
  • Meeting new people
  • Problem solving
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Lower levels of depression
  • Greater physical health

Upcoming Volunteering Webinars

Resources

UK Government-Sponsored Volunteer Programs

https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/find-volunteer-placements

https://www.gov.uk/become-magistrate

https://www.gov.uk/volunteer-to-check-standards-in-prison

https://www.gov.uk/become-school-college-governor

https://www.gov.uk/volunteer-as-a-coastguard

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/volunteering/countryside-volunteering

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/volunteering/heritage

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/volunteering/volunteer-in-libraries

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/volunteering/sports-volunteering

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/volunteering/volunteering-newsletters,-reports-and-guides

 

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.gvi.co.uk/volunteer-options/under-18/

http://www.volunteering.org.uk/component/gpb/youth-volunteering

http://www.redcross.org.uk/Get-involved/Volunteer/Volunteering-for-young-people/International-youth-volunteering

http://www.outsetyouth.org.uk/

https://www.projectscotland.co.uk/

http://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/get-involved/youth-volunteering-programme

http://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/which-project/youth/

http://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/youth-volunteering

http://lattitude.org.uk/

 

International Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.goabroad.com/volunteer-abroad

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

http://www.projects-abroad.org/international-volunteer-opportunities/

http://www.unv.org/

http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/

http://www.unitedplanet.org/

http://www.fimrc.org/ghvp/

http://www.isvolunteers.org/

http://www.realgap.com/all-volunteering-trips

http://bma.org.uk/developing-your-career/career-progression/volunteering-abroad

 

Student Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.volunteering.org.uk/who-we-can-help/further-and-higher-education/are-you-a-student

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/get_involved/volunteering/student_voluntary_work.htm

http://www.studentvolunteeringnetwork.org/

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/volunteering/home.aspx

http://www.star-network.org.uk/index.php/volunteering/star_volunteering_projects

http://www.climateconnected.coop/student-volunteering---uk-and-ireland-projects.html

http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/

http://www.volunteerscotland.net/

https://www.volunteeringsolutions.co.uk/

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/volunteering

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/about/employment-and-volunteering

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-you-can-do/jobs-and-volunteering

 

Professional & Executive Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.it4communities.org.uk/it4c/home/index.jsp;jsessionid=188801DDAE80886F95D3B474D6DB191F

http://www.theiet.org/volunteers/

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-in-our-offices

http://www.actuaries.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-ifoa/volunteer-vacancies

http://www.encorefutures.co.uk/

http://www.bitc.org.uk/services/employee-volunteering

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/finance

http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-projects/pro/

 

Older Adult & Retiree Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.csv-rsvp.org.uk/site/home.htm

http://www.seniorsnetwork.co.uk/volunteer/

http://helpfromhome.org/our-projects/help-from-seniors

Retired Senior Volunteer Programme

 

Virtual & Micro Volunteer Opportunities

http://www.volunteering.org.uk/component/gpb/virtual-volunteering

http://www.coyotecommunications.com/stuff/findvv.shtml

https://www.foe.co.uk/page/micro-volunteering

https://do-it.org/

https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/index.html

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/libraries-and-archives/denbighshire-archives/virtual-volunteers.aspx

http://www.lead.org.uk/default.asp

http://www.nlyouth.ca/pdf/OnlineVolunteering.pdf

 

 

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