Whatever your age, interests or background, whether you can commit regularly or occasionally, there is likely to be something suitable for you. There are opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of settings for example out-of-doors, in community centres or care homes, offices or your own home and you can take part in many different activities such as fundraising, sports, befriending, administrative work, or practical help and support to children, young or older people.
What you do as a volunteer depends on what you want to achieve. Everyone has a personal reason for volunteering and you should choose something that will help you fulfil your personal goal.
One of the best ways to find out about volunteering is to hear from the volunteers themselves. You can read about the experiences of real volunteers in Wales, we’ll be adding to these over the next few months.
Tinashe’s volunteer journey with The Mentor Ring (Jan2017)
Christine Harris Volunteering Journey (Dec 2016)
Luis MV Volunteer (Dec 2016)
Jamie MV volunteer (Nov 2016)
Jordan MV volunteer (Sept 2016)
Lisa helps young volunteers get recognition (March 2015)
Craig Follis - volunteering with The Sunflower Project (Nov 2014)
Youth volunteering case studies (Aug 2014)
David achieves employment through volunteering with the Stephens & George Centenary Charitable Trust (July 2014)
Ben’s volunteering Blog: Day One at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre (June 2014)
Francesca Torrentino - GO Wales Case Studies (August 2013)
London 2012 inspires first time Volunteers! (Jan 2013)
Volunteering at the local Toy Library (Jan 2013)
Volunteering for Ethnic Youth Support Team (Jan 2013)
London 2012 Paralympics: Life as a member of the ‘Village People’ (Jan 2013)
Andrew's volunteer journey with ICA (Nov 2012)
Barnardo’s Cymru - Merthyr Partnership GwirVol Project (Nov 2012)
Phil’s Iceland Challenge (Nov 2012)
Volunteering as a Fair Trade Wales School Speaker (Nov 2012)