Have you always wanted to volunteer but think you might not have enough time?
In the pandemic there are more opportunities than ever to volunteer locally. With volunteering roles of all shapes and sizes available, finding something that makes a difference and fits around your life could be easier than you think.
Not sure where to start?
Head to surreycc.gov.uk/volunteer, a hub for all things volunteering that's packed with inspiration for the different ways you can give your time, including stories from people volunteering in Surrey. You'll also find a link to Do It, a national database where you can search roles by your location, interests and availability, and details of your nearest volunteer centre where advisers can help match you with local opportunities.
You can also visit Central Surrey Voluntary Action for opportunities in Mole Valley.
Not sure if you have enough time?
Did you know that more than half of volunteers in Surrey do it for a few hours a month or less? Whether it's an hour a week chatting to an older person who lives alone, or a weekend once every few months helping out with conservation work, whatever time you have to give could make a world of difference to someone else.
Not sure if you could make a regular commitment?
There are lots of reasons why it's not always easy to make a regular volunteering commitment, whether it's work, study or family and travel plans. But luckily there are lots of ways you can volunteer on a flexible or one-off basis - visit surreycc.gov.uk/volunteer or talk to someone at your local volunteer centre to find out what's available where you live.