What is volunteering?

Volunteering is described as an unpaid activity where someone gives their time to help a not-for-profit, charitable or public sector organisation or group, or to help an individual who they are not related to. As a volunteer, you will not receive financial reimbursement beyond out-of-pocket expenses or sign a contract of employment.

Why volunteer?

For many people, volunteering is a great way to give something back to the community and allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help.

Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts

Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills

Volunteering can enhance your CV, skills and experience

Volunteering can give you the chance to develop your own interests and passions

What will I be doing?

From mentoring young people, planting flowers to sorting food donations, volunteers are an integral part of Sutton’s community. Whatever your interest, and whether you have just a couple of hours to spare or you want to make a regular commitment, we can help you find your perfect volunteer role.

Where can I volunteer?

Depending on the volunteer role, you might be able to offer support from the comfort of your own home or at specific location in Sutton. This might include travelling to a school, hospital, library, museums, office or spending time outdoors in your local park.

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Volunteer Centre Sutton is the operational name of Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau | Company type: Charitable incorporated organisation | Company number: CEO19319 | Charity number: 1048978 |