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What is volunteering?

Volunteering is any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit animals, the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.

(Definition adapted from NCVO)

Volunteering is about making positive contribution to your community, whatever your age and background. And yet it can give so many things back, allowing you to:

  • Be an active member of your community
  • Make a difference to someone’s life
  • Learn new skills and build your confidence
  • Network with a variety of different people
  • Keep busy
  • Have fun
  • Gain new and unique experiences
  • Explore your career choices and boost your options
  • Use your existing skills in a fulfilling and meaningful way

Volunteering is also scientifically proven to have positive benefits for one’s physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. The NHS has produced this article explaining how.

Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes. It is often flexible, sometimes challenging and always rewarding. You can give as much time as you like to volunteer and there are opportunities to do so all over the world. Whatever your preference, JVN is here to help you find your perfect volunteering opportunity. You can register with us or log in to search through our extensive list.

JVN's Companion to Volunteering is a useful guide for volunteers and volunteer managers alike, outlining good practice, what to consider before volunteering and what you can expect when going to volunteer. You can order a copy by emailing Caroline at caroline@jvn.org.uk or call 020 8203 6427. We ask for a voluntary donation of £4 to cover costs.

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