What is Volunteering?
Volunteering is about giving your time, without pay, for the benefit of others, the local community and very importantly yourself.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer - it's all about matching the right person to the right opportunity. If you're willing to give up your time for free most providers are looking for a positive attitude.
What's in it for me?
There are many benefits to volunteering your time. here's just a few of them:
it's an excellent way to boost your confidence
it can seriously enhance your work and career prospects
it can help build valuable work experience
it can make you feel good to make a positive difference to your community
Will I get paid?
You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.
How can I sign up?
Check out our information boxes on the right (or below if you're using a mobile device) for infomation on organisations that provide volunteer opportunities.
At Gloucestershire Youth Support Team (YST) our priority is the safety and well being of the young people we work with and the staff that work so hard to support them. So for the foreseeable future, the YST will be delivered online and over the phone rather than in person.
All group work and events have been postponed until further notice, but we aim to keep in touch via social media and here. You can still contact us at email@example.com.
We will continue a skeleton service for those who are considered at high risk and do what we can to ease the burden and risks of social distancing and social isolation. We know these are difficult times, keep safe.