Volunteering is a wonderful way to give-back to your local community and offers you the opportunity to develop new skills that could lead to a whole new career.

You may have some spare time due to redundancy or following retirement. Or you might be thinking about a change of direction and want to expand your set of skills.

Helping others is incredibly rewarding and a fantastic way to meet new people. You could help someone get back on their feet after leaving hospital, assist in a care home or offer your existing expertise in areas like hairdressing or fundraising.

The range of opportunities are endless, here are some examples of ways that you can help:

  • Helping people with shopping
  • Activity buddy
  • Outings companion
  • Day centre helper
  • Administrative support for charities

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Builds confidence
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain valuable experience
  • A gateway back into employment
  • Helping others achieve an independent and fulfilling life.

Volunteering is also incredibly flexible, so any spare time you have which you can use to help someone is always greatly appreciated.

There are volunteering opportunities in West Sussex with the following organisations:

  • Age UK – Helping people after leaving hospital, helping out at activity centres, providing information or fundraising.
  • St John Ambulance – Be part of a team that saves lives, whether it’s helping people in the community, providing first aid at events, or supporting the NHS.
  • Healthwatch –¬†Looking for volunteers to help people have their say on health and social care.
  • Guild Care – Volunteering opportunities with a Worthing based charity providing over 30 community services to support older people and children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • Dementia Support – Lots of opportunities to help people navigate their Dementia journey. Training about Dementia is provided.
  • West Sussex County Council – Voluntary social care and health roles with adults throughout West Sussex.
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