How to Become a Volunteer

“Give a helping hand”

What is voluntary work?

Volunteering is an activity in the community which is undertaken without any payment to the individual. It involves giving your time freely to a charity or a community group or project without financial reward. This also includes not for profit organisation or a public body, like the Fire Service or Hospitals.

What EPNAVCO offers:

  • Help and advice on how to become a volunteer
  • Information on local opportunities
  • Quality brokerage system
  • Assess your individual needs and experience to match them to the ideal opportunity
  • Offer support for volunteers
  • Advise you on volunteering issues
  • DBS checks if organizations cant arrange this
  • Annual awards to recognize your contribution

What does volunteering offer you?

Opportunities to:-

  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Satisfaction of helping your community or a worthwhile charity
  • Update existing skills and learn new ones
  • Provide new interest and relieve boredom
  • Give you a focus and sense of purpose
  • Gain confidence, a sense of achievement and increase self esteem
  • Provide practical experience and evidence for CV’s, job interviews or new skills
  • May improve job prospects

Once you are a Volunteer:

  • You can attend EPNAVCO's Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Access FREE training in a wide variety of subjects relating to volunteer roles

To become a volunteer, you can apply with or fill in EPNAVCO's online volunteer form.

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