We know that. You know that.
Hopefully you're reading this page because you have taken the decision that you would like to give some of this brilliant volunteering a go. So what do you need to know?
First up, have a think about what kind of organisation you would like to support; what kind of charitable aims really mean something to you, that the idea of being part of really gets you geared up.
Next, what kind of roles could you do? Here's the interesting thinky bit, we've all got skills and abilities that could be of real benefit to organisations needing volunteers. Maybe you work in a professional capacity using skills that you could offer to volunteer with? For example you might be a great communicator (hello fundraising), you might be a brilliant role model (hi there mentoring), perhaps you're great with IT (spruce up a website), maybe you have a hobby or an interest that you could bring along with you. There are endless possibilties!
So you have an idea of what you might like to do and maybe where, take a look at our list of voluntary organisations and get registered on Oxfordshire Volunteers, a fantastic database with lots of opportunities listed.
If you can't find what you're looking for or would like to talk through your options, we can help! Perhaps you have a volunteer role in mind but can't quite find the advert that would fit it? We can help connect you to charities and support you to find the volunteering that's right for you. You may even fit a volunteer role that doesn't yet exist, you don't need to wait to be asked, we can help find an organisation who would love to have you!