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Volunteering opportunities

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.

Before you become a volunteer

It's important to ask yourself some questions to help you make the right choices.

Ask yourself:

  • 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.

Volunteering within Waltham Forest council

We offer a huge variety of volunteer opportunities including:

To find out what's currently on offer, you can search for volunteer opportunities and register your interest.

Volunteering within community organisations and charities

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.

Visit the Community Waltham Forest website

You can also try searching on the Do-it website or view a list of voluntary organisations here on the Waltham Forest Directory

Volunteering for young people

If you're a young person who would like to volunteer or find out more information about it, visit volunteering opportunities for young people.

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