The festivities are officially over and whilst Christmas is the season of giving, it isn’t just at this point in the year that you can spread the support and cheer. Charities don’t just close their doors after Christmas and volunteering is incredibly important to these charities.
If your new year’s resolution was to get into volunteering, you must first think about what volunteering opportunity is most suitable to you. We’ve found a Volunteer Personality Quiz which is perfect for that, simply use the results to figure out which volunteering community is best for you.
There are many different ways you can volunteer, but how can you get into it? If you want to kickstart your new year’s resolution to give back to the community then read below for some of the different ways you can get started.
1. Check Volunteer Portals Online
There are many different websites where you can find any volunteering opportunities. Websites like Charity Job or Do-It allow you to enter your postcode, and find opportunities that are local and accessible to you. You can also get involved with us by simply heading over to our contact page!
2. Talk to Your Employer
Many organisations have support for employee volunteering and it’s something you may not currently be aware of. Talk to your HR department and see if there is anything happening that you can get involved with. If not, why not come up with something yourself? Get yourself and your colleagues involved in helping in the local community for example.
3. Talk to your Colleagues
On the note of colleagues, why not talk to them too? You never know what volunteering someone may be taking part in after work that they’ve never mentioned to you before. Not only will this help you get involved in some fantastic causes, it might also bring you and your colleagues closer.
Like we say, there are hundreds of ways of getting into volunteering but why not become a volunteer with us?! If you’re interested in being part of our community, or joining in with our Christmas tree collections at the start of every year, then please get in touch now. You could join a network of volunteer teams that we are currently developing across the UK!