Volunteering comes in many forms. We have categorised our volunteering offer into two main types – Formal Volunteering and Informal Volunteering:
This refers to volunteering that takes place regularly for an organisation or group, over a period of time. This type of volunteering is suited to those who are able to commit to a more structured type of volunteering that involves a regular time commitment. Within the realm of formal volunteering there is a wide scope of opportunities from volunteering in an office to hosting tea parties for the elderly; from ringing church bells to fostering a cat! All our formal volunteer opportunities can be found here.
This refers to volunteering that involves community participation or social action and is carried out more flexibly. It may be a one-off volunteer activity or can occur more than once but on more of an as-and-when basis. Our informal volunteer offer is made up of our Community Exchange whereby people swap skills and earn time credits, and our one-off opportunities to volunteer for specific events or tasks.