Volunteering is a great way to help others and make a positive contribution to your community. It can provide work experience, a social outlet, and has many other personal benefits.
Benefits of volunteering
- learn new skills
- gain work experience
- update your CV
- get an up-to-date reference
- use volunteering as a stepping-stone into paid employment
- keeps you fit and active
- to support a cause you care about
- to develop existing skills or learn new ones
- to have fun
- to make new friends
- to put spare time to good use
There are countless ways to volunteer. If you have a skill, hobby, or a passion, why not share this with others by volunteering in Maidstone? From coaching a sports team to giving some time to conserving green spaces, there is a volunteer role for you.
You can choose a volunteer opportunity that suits your needs and lifestyle, and you can commit as much or as little time as you like.
The Kent Volunteer Partnership is a designated service to help people connect with local volunteering opportunities. Kent Volunteers website and has a variety of opportunities in and around Maidstone as well as the wider Kent area. It also provides information on how to recruit volunteers. Involve Kent also have current volunteering opportunities.
Looking for volunteers
Recruiting and finding the right volunteers can add great value to your organisation and help you reach and achieve your goals. Volunteers provide an extra resource and you can benefit from their wide range of experience and skills.
Kent Volunteers can advertise your volunteer roles and help match you with the right volunteers for your organisation.
To get the best from volunteers it is important to understand why people volunteer and create the right environment for volunteers to enjoy what they do and feel appreciated and valued.
Also, NCVO has advice on helping you manage volunteers and getting though the process of volunteering well.