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Registering as a volunteer can open up a whole new world of volunteering opportunities


What can I do?

There are virtually limitless options when it comes to volunteering. JVN houses around 350 live volunteering opportunities at any one time from up to 300 different charities. You can search through the options here.


Here are our top 5 tips of what to consider when looking for a charity to volunteer with:


  1. Pick a charity you are passionate about. Volunteering is self-driven, so think about the causes that really motivate you, and pick a charity that is deals with it in a way you feel comfortable with. Click here to see a list of charities with volunteering opportunities available on our site right now.
  2. Make sure you don’t over-commit. Have a think about the time you are willing to give to the charity and don’t forget to factor in travel time. The charity you help should be able to reimburse your expenses and there are also some opportunities that will enable you to work from home.
  3. Choose a charity where you can see yourself staying. Volunteering for a charity can last a lifetime, so think beyond the immediate volunteering opportunity for which you are applying. If you truly care about the cause, can you imagine other ways you will be able to help now or in the future? Think outside the box!
  4. Make sure you have what it takes. Although plenty of volunteering opportunities don’t require many specific skills, qualifications or experience, some will. If you need qualifications you don’t have worth asking charities if they would be prepare to invest in you and help you receive the necessary training. Also, in certain cases, charities will want you to obtain a DBS check, which they should be able to help you with. Click here for more information on DBS checks.
  5. Know what you can expect from the charity. Makes sure the charity can give you what you want. Some things you might want from them could include: reimbursement of expenses; training and development opportunities; a position that uses your skills to the full extent and that interests you; and a reference when applying for jobs or other voluntary positions. Above all, you should choose a charity that will allow and help you to enjoy your volunteering experience.


There are also more things you can think about when choosing a volunteering opportunity that will also help you with your search through JVN’s broad range. Click here to find out more.


Alternatively, we can offer specific advice about the following sorts of volunteering:


If you’re ready, click here to begin your search.

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