Volunteer Centre Redbridge @ Redbridge CVS
What is volunteering?
Volunteering is about giving your time, without being paid, to do something useful to help people or the environment. It’s a really rewarding activity that can help you get involved in the local community, meet people, develop your skills and even have some fun! Volunteer Centre Redbridge can help you find out more about groups, clubs and organisations in our area that need your help.
Never volunteered before?
If you are new to volunteering and want to find out more before making a commitment, come to a free Introduction to Volunteering workshops. This is the perfect place to consider how volunteering would fit into your life, think about volunteers’ rights and responsibilities and find out how to look for volunteering opportunities.
Been a volunteer before?
If you have volunteered before, would like a new role and would like to discuss the types of role that match your skills, interests and availability, Volunteer Centre Redbridge can offer a confidential, one-to-one appointment with an advisor. They will discuss available roles with you and can refer you to opportunities that are a good match.
Volunteering – helping others and helping you
Volunteer Centre Redbridge is a member of the Work Redbridge Partnership and offers regular volunteering information sessions at Work Clubs and Opportunities Fairs organised by Work Redbridge.
Volunteering can be a valuable way, not just of giving your time and talents to a good cause, but also of gaining experience and references that may help you become more employable.
How to find opportunities
If you live, work or study in Redbridge and are looking for ways to become in involved in volunteering, you can view a range of opportunities on our website www.redbridgecvs.net/volunteering/opportunities.
Contact Volunteer Centre Redbridge
If you are thinking about volunteering, why not speak to the friendly team at Volunteer Centre Redbridge, who can help you consider your options? They are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and can offer one-to-one, confidential appointments for anyone who lives, works or studies in the London Borough of Redbridge. Appointments are available on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursday mornings.
Help for local organisations recruit, retain and manage volunteers
Voluntary, community or public-sector organisations can also register with Volunteer Centre Redbridge for help with finding and managing volunteers. We can help you develop interesting role descriptions and publicise your volunteering opportunities free of charge on their website, on Twitter and also in their local Volunteering Opportunities bulletin, which is sent to local libraries and other community venues.
They can save you time by offering an initial screening service, ensuring that the most appropriate potential volunteers are referred to you, and they also provide information, support and training on good practice when working with volunteers. For more information, please get in touch by phone or email.