Voluntary work

Being a volunteer can take up as much or as little time as you can give, and the range of different voluntary jobs is endless. Whether you cut the grass for a neighbour, give blood, fundraise or become a Magistrate or Samaritan, your time, involvement and enthusiasm will make a real difference to the people or organisation you are helping. As a first point of contact get in touch with W.A.V.S. (Woking Association for Voluntary Service) which aims to find suitable places for all local volunteers.

Contacts

  • W.A.V.S. (Woking Association for Voluntary Service)
    Provincial House, 26 Commercial Way, Woking GU21 1EN
    Tel 01483 751456

Others

  • Newspapers, both local and national, parish magazines etc. often have adverts and articles seeking volunteers.
  • REACH find voluntary jobs for experienced managers and professionals.
    89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP
    Tel 020 7582 6543
    http://www.reachskills.org.uk/
  • The Experience Corps
    The Experience Corps is an independent, non-profit-making company, funded by a grant from the Home Office, set up to encourage people aged 50 and over, to offer their skills and experience to benefit others in their local communities. With a range of dynamic opportunities, the Experience Corps hopes to enlist people who have never been interested in volunteering before.
    www.experiencecorps.co.uk
  • V.S.O. Voluntary Service Overseas co-ordinates volunteers of a wide age range, with varied skills and experience, on projects in many countries.
    317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PN
    Tel 020 8780 7200
    www.vso.org.uk

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