Whether you need to gain experience, or you’d like to try something new, volunteering could be just what you’re looking for. You could spend time as a helper at a swimming club; be a painter and decorator; volunteer with people, in an office, or at an arts centre.
For some volunteering can be a route to employment or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. For this reason volunteering can be a way of:-
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Enhancing your CV
- Improving one’s employability
For others, volunteering appeals because of its many social benefits. These include:-
- A chance to socialise
- Getting to know your local community
There are many other positive reasons for people volunteering:-
- To have a sense of purpose
- To be part of a team
- To have quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
The Voluntary Sector in Powys actively contributes to a wide range of community activities in Powys. Included in the sector are voluntary organisations, community groups, volunteers, self-help groups, co-operatives, social enterprises and religious organisations.
PAVO Volunteering service promotes volunteering and offers a comprehensive information and guidance service on volunteering opportunities, volunteer recruitment and support.
Volunteering Wales is a dedicated all Wales website which includes an online search for volunteering opportunities in your geographical area.