Have you thought about volunteering? Why not go along to Volunteer Centre Wiltshire’s drop in session at Devizes Library on Monday January 27 from 10am to noon.
If you’ve got a bit of spare time you like to put to good use but don’t know where to start then drop in and find out about all the volunteering opportunities in the area.
Volunteer Centre Wiltshire currently has more than 1,500 volunteering opportunities waiting to be filled across the county.
For example you could help Wiltshire Blind by becoming an eBay sales promoter, support a young carer’s group with Spurgeons, use your IT skills to help others get online or become a befriender for organisations such as Age UK, Splitz and Mencap.
There are plenty more opportunities to choose from covering a wide range of activities. If you don’t want to make a regular commitment you can join the Volunteer Centre's bank of ‘one-off’ volunteers and just help out at events when you are free.
Volunteering not only helps the organisation but you can get lots of benefits too.
One volunteer says that volunteering makes him feel “valued, useful and part of the community”. Another volunteer is sure that volunteering helped her into paid employment saying “I’m sure the confidence and skills I gained from my volunteer role played a huge part in me getting the job”.
If you are unable to attend the drop in centre but want to get involved and make a difference phone the volunteering support line “Call-IT!” now on 0845 521 6224. Or visit www.volunteercentrewiltshire.org.uk.