Volunteering is when someone gives up their free time for the benefit of others, for example, you could volunteer at a community project to help those living near by.
It can be very rewarding, a useful way of gaining work experience, improving confidence and learning new skills. If there is something you would particularly like to do then you could approach the organisation and ask if there are any volunteering opportunities.
The useful links on the right might help you search for volunteering opportunities.
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Why not get involved with a local community group? For example, you could represent young people to share their thoughts and views so that decisions that are made are suitable for young people.
- National Citizen Service - Aged 16/17? Looking to do something fun this summer?
- Volunteering in Hampshire
- Government's guide to volunteering
- Do-it - volunteering made easy
- vInspired - for young people
- Volunteering England
- CSV Volunteering
- Volunteer abroad
- Careers Europe
- Timebank Volunteering
- Worldwide Volunteering
- British Red Cross
- YHA Volunteering
- Age UK