If you're considering becoming a volunteer then there are a few options available to you. As well as doing it to give back to the community, you also should think about what you would like to gain from it yourself.
It's important to ask yourself some questions to help you make the right choices.
- how much time do I have?
- do I need to fit volunteering around my caring responsibilities, work or studies?
- am I looking for something social?
- do I want to pursue an interest?
- do I want to gain skills to help me find a job?
- do I enjoy being active and outside?
- am I good at talking to people?
- do I prefer admin/IT based tasks?
Volunteering can be a great way to help you stand out to potential employers. It shows that you're interested and committed to keeping busy and improving your skills. It can also provide you with great references.
We offer a huge variety of volunteer opportunities including:
- being a Digital Champion
- becoming a school governor
- becoming an information assistant
- within libraries
- at William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum
- becoming a 'snow angel'
To find out what's currently on offer, you can search for volunteer opportunities and register your interest.
If you’re looking for volunteer roles within local charities or voluntary and community organisations based in and around Waltham Forest contact Community Waltham Forest who can offer one to one advice.
If you're a young person who would like to volunteer or find out more information about it, visit volunteering opportunities for young people.